Kozhikode: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday emphasised the need to ensure adequate representation of Left parties at a government at the Centre to bring in alternative people-friendly policies.
"CPI(M), with the cooperation of 11 other parties, has already issued a joint declaration at Delhi for a strong alternative to BJP and Congress," he said.
Karat was addressing the concluding session of the party`s Kerala Raksha March` led by state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.
The CPI(M) leader alleged the UPA government has created `a new record` in corruption, corporatisation and perpetrating anti-people policies. "UPA government has institutionalised corruption in the country," he said.
Karat took strong exception to the Centre`s move to bring in five ordinances against corruption `in haste` after the final Lok Sabha session.
Attacking BJP, he alleged it was trying to project itself as an alternative to Congress but was also following right-wing economic policies favouring corporates. "Both BJP and Congress are two sides of the same coin."
The CPI(M) leader termed Congress as a sinking ship and said both Congress and BJP should be defeated at the hustings.
Vijayan exuded confidence that Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala would be defeated in coming Lok Sabha polls.
Among those spoke were CPI(M) politbureau members Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and M A Baby.