New Delhi: Hitting out hard at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA government, CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said that the government should resign as the majority of political parties in the Parliament are opposed to FDI in retail and increase in diesel prices.
“Multi-brand retail trade FDI is opposed by the majority in Parliament, so the government should not proceed with it nor should it go ahead with increase in diesel prices or cap on LPG,” he said.
“On none of these measures does the government have the sanction or mandate of Parliament; therefore as far as our party is concerned we are going to intensify the movement,” Karat added.
Attacking the Prime Minister, Karat said, “Prime Minister’s commitment to US stands above people of the country…if the Manmohan Singh doesn’t roll back it has no right to continue in office.”
He also accused Chidambaram of being more eager to sell off most profitable PSUs.
On the way forward, Karat said that the party will come out with its stand in the next few days after tomorrow’s bharat bandh.
First Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 16:13