Karat slams UPA for focusing on US, ignoring the common man

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Agartala, Aug. 15 (ANI): CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said the UPA Government is moving closer to the United States, and forgetting its electoral promises made to the common man.

"The UPA Government has been expanding its strategic alliance with Washington, purchasing arms from the US and thus providing Pentagon (ground) to inspect India's arms depot," Karat said in his address to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the CPI-M mouthpiece, the daily Desher Katha. The US wants that India should depend on it for military, foreign policy affairs and economic issues. The Left parties will launch a countrywide movement with a mass convention in New Delhi Aug 26, demanding food for all and adequate food security for the common man," Karat said.

Karat further told the gathering: "After the Lok Sabha elections, some suggested that we should leave our battle against imperialism and capitalism as these have become history. We told them if the CPI-M quit these policies, then the party must be wound up."

He alleged that the UPA did not consult its allies while taking important policy matters resulting in the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal and other allies parting ways.

"The UPA government did not take any lesson from the global economic recession and they are vigorous in privatising profit making public sector organisations in the name of disinvestment," he said. (ANI)

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