Vijaywada: Senior CPM leader Prakash Karat on Sunday criticised the post-1991 liberalisation regime.
"The liberalisation policies which are being implemented since 1991 have had much negative impact on the Indian economy," he said at a seminar one '25 years of liberalisation and its experiences' to mark 24th death anniversary of CPM ideologue Makineni Basava Punnaih here.
"Our industry, agriculture and finance sectors have been facing crisis with the implementation of liberalisation for the past two and a half decades," Karat said, adding cheap agricultural and manufacturing products flooded the country after the economy opened up.
Foreign direct investment was allowed in the banking and insurance sectors as a result the government's stake in banks and insurance firms came down.
Previously the government protected public sector institutions but now the Modi government "does not care" about them, he said.