Pakur (Jharkhand): Taking a dig at Prime Minister Mahmohan Singh using the adage `money does not grow on trees` in his recent televised speech, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat said central government policies "have indeed made it true for corporate houses".
"Corporate houses are plucking money from trees of favourable central policies," Karat said referring to Singh`s address to the nation on Friday night following withdrawal of support to the government by the Trinamool Congress.
Slamming the Congress-led UPA government for "focusing on the interests of the corporate alone", the party Politburo member told reporters: "The Centre`s policies have become unbearable for the common people and the need of the hour was to set up a "Sangharsh Morcha instead of a Third Front”.
Asked whether the left was not in favour of a Third Front, she said it depended on the stand of other parties, as "there are instances when parties have taken a stand outside Parliament only to reverse it inside the House”.
On Trinamool president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Karat claimed she had no choice but to raise voice against the FDI in the wake of the left parties joining strongly combining against it.