Thiruvananthapuram: Taking a dig at LK
Advani`s yatra, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat has
alleged both the BJP and Congress were in the same league when
it came to corruption.
He said Advani should have started his yatra from Bellary
which had become the symbol of `unholy nexus` between
politicians and trade, apparently referring to the illegal
mining in the mineral rich district in BJP-ruled Karnataka.
Inaugurating the new building of `Chintha Publishers`
owned by CPI-M here last evening, Karat said BJP and Congress
were in the same league when it came to corruption.
Both the parties were indulging in `shadow boxing` over
corruption and looting the resources of the country, he
"The BJP had charted the course of corruption in the 2G
spectrum scam and nobody had forgotten the foul play by the
previous NDA Government in defence deals. Congress had
followed the same path and created a record of sorts in
corruption," he charged.
Karat said the neo-liberal economic policies of the
Centre had resulted in the rampant corruption the country was
witnessing now. Everything including minerals, land and water
was being looted, he said.