`Neo-liberal path has heightened inequalities`
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Last Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 23:01
Kozhikode: Holding that economic policies pursued by UPA had only further heightened inequalities, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat on Monday said his party's endeavour was to gather all sections around a left democratic platform, which alone can be an alternative to the neo-liberal path.

"...We have seen in our own country how the neo-liberal policies pursued by our ruling classes and by UPA Government at the Centre had further heightened inequalities and further intensified exploitation of the working people," he said.

The neo-liberal path of capitalism cannot solve people's basic problems whether it was unemployment or the crisis faced by the farmers or the lack of basic facilities, he said inaugurating a 'History exhibition' organised as part of the 20th CPI(M) Party Congress to be held here from April 4 to 9.

The struggle to reverse the neo-liberal capitalist policies and to gather all sections of the working classes around a left democratic platform, the only platform which can be a real alternative to the bourgeois land lord policies, was the endeavour of the CPI(M) today, he said.

"As against our efforts, the efforts of the ruling classes and the parties like Congress and BJP is to divide the people along the lines of caste, religion, community and to see that the people cannot be united to overthrow the existing burgeoise land lord orders," he alleged.

Stating that such forces had to be isolated, he said: 'We have to ensure that we fulfill the historic responsibility in India of building a powerful left democratic front and able to present an alternative before the people'.

He said all these issues would be discussed in the CPI(M) Party Congress. "We have already released the draft political resolution that will be discussed at the party Congress which will provide the political direction for our party in the coming days."


First Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 23:01

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