Patna: Major Left parties should continue
to maintain pressure on central and state governments for
early implementation of `real and important public issues`
like food security, employment and land reforms, CPI-M General
Secretary Prakash Karat said here on Wednesday.
Stating that three major Left parties -- CPI, CPI(M)
and CPI(ML-Liberation) -- were contesting the poll this time
in Bihar with full coordination, he said land reforms had
emerged as the most important issue to be highlighted during
the election campaign.
Charging the Centre with being responsible for the
price rise, Karat said the state government should also ensure
effective implementation of the Public Distribution System and
take steps to ease the problem.
He alleged that the NDA government led by Nitish Kumar
was `a total failure` to reach relief to the people.
“There have been large-scale complaints of
irregularities in distribution of red (BPL) cards and failure
of the authorities to arrange ration for BPL families," the
CPI-M leader claimed.
He alleged that the Nitish Kumar government did not
achieve the desired goals of the centrally-sponsored MGNREGA.
"MGNREGA is full of corruption in Bihar." , Karat said.
Karat asked the Election Commission to lift the ban on
small election materials being used by political parties not
not having resources to bear the cost of advertisements in TV
channels and newspapers, for campaigning.
"Other parties should also realise this fact and
approach the EC for permission," he said.