Guwahati: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash
Karat today said like-minded secular forces and Left parties
should come together to combat the "wrong economic policies of
the UPA and the communal agenda of the BJP".
"The UPA has failed in all sectors and its economic
policy has resulted in unabated price rise...which benefitted
only 10 per cent of the population while the remaining 90 per
cent continue to suffer," Karat told reporters here.
The UPA government`s budget provided a Rs 80,000 crore
subsidy to the corporate sector but the common man has to bear
an indirect tax burden of Rs 40,000 crore, he charged.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is leaning towards
Washington`s economic policy which is very dangerous. There is
no minimum common programme and the alliance is in a fragile
state," the Left leader said.
He claimed that the nation-wide agitation launched by the
Left parties against price rise received a very good response.
Under the UPA rule, several communal forces have "raised
their heads" as is evident from investigations of blast cases.
Both Hindu and Islamic fundamentalism has been taking root and
both must be uprooted, he said.