Centre a `captive` of corporates: Brinda Karat

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 14:15

Madurai: CPI(M) Polit Buro member Brinda
Karat has charged that the Central government is a "captive"
in the hands of the corporate sector, and said people must
fight against the government`s new economic policies which she
said were mainly responsible for corruption.

Karat said the nation`s economy was saved during the recent
global recession because of the strength of the public sector
banking and insurance sectors, and now attempts were being
made to bring in foreign direct investment in the two sectors.

Addressing the meeting of the 55th Annual conference of
Life Insurance Corporation Employees` Union of Madurai
Division yesterday, she also expressed happiness about
anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare ending his fast over the
Lokpal Bill.

Hazare had played "a significant role in turning the
anti-corruption movement into a people`s movement which
highlighted the anger of the common man against corruption at
all levels," Karat said.

The Prime Minister, MPs and Grade A officers should be
brought under ambit of the Lokpal Bill, Karat said.

She claimed that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata
Party were planning a consensus bills to privatise banking and
insurance sectors and increase foreign direct investment,
calling it "unfortunate".

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 14:15

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