Agartala: Continuing his tirade against
the ruling UPA coalition, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash
Karat today appealed to party leaders and workers to oppose
the "anti-people" policies of the Centre.
"It is the need of the hour to strengthen the Left and
democratic forces to fight the anti-people activities of the
ruling coalition in the country," Karat told a party meeting
here last evening.
When the UPA government was trying to further
liberalise the economy and favouring multinational companies
and BJP attempting to polarise people on communal lines, the
Left forces should uphold communist values, he said.
"As a conspiracy has been hatched to destroy the
Leftist forces in the country with active indulgence of
imperialism, we have to uphold communist values and ethics and
strengthen the party against all kinds of evil forces," he
told the state-level two-day meeting which began yesterday.
Karat criticised the central government for signing
agreement with a group of Asian countries for importing food
grains and other items and said it would harm the interest of
The Left parties would organise a mass meeting in New
Delhi on March 12 to protest against the agreement, price rise
and weakening of public distribution system, he added.