Karimnagar: There is no difference
between the Congress and BJP as both parties followed anti-
people policies and were involved in massive corruption, CPI
General Secretary AB Bardhan alleged on Tuesday.
Some of the leaders of both Congress and BJP are
either in jail or on bail, he charged, addressing a public
meeting as part of the CPI`s 24th Andhra Pradesh State
conference that began here.
The incident of three Karnataka Ministers of BJP
watching an obscene video in the Assembly was an example for
moral degradation in the saffron outfit, he said.
Slamming the economic policies followed by Congress
and TDP in Andhra Pradesh, the veteran Communist leader said
the prices of essential commodities grew sharply making life
difficult for the common man.
"The rich-poor divide widened as the affluent sections
continued to grow richer, while the poor became poorer."
All the major trade unions, including INTUC, BMS and
AITUC, have joined hands to organise a general strike on
February 28 to express their anger over the burning issues of
corruption, price rise among others, Bardhan said.
He said CPI and other Left parties, which followed pro
-poor policies, need to be strengthened from the grassroots.
The CPI general secretary reiterated his party`s
support if the Centre introduced a Bill in Parliament for
formation of Telangana state.
The CPI will adopt resolutions on various burning
issues like corruption during the four-day conference.
CPI Deputy General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy,
CPI State Secretary K Narayana and several other leaders of
the party were present on the occasion.