Winter Session to decide UPA fate: CPI

The debate in the Winter Session of Parliament would give a clear indication on the fate of the Government, CPI national secretary D Raja said.

Updated: Oct 13, 2012, 22:02 PM IST

Coimbatore: The debate in the Winter Session of Parliament would give a clear indication on the fate of the Government and also the possibility of whether there would be mid-term polls, CPI national secretary D Raja said on Saturday.

Two bills-- FDI in Pension and Insurance-- have to be passed, which, as per the present situation of opposition from various quarters, appeared to be not possible, resulting in loss of majority to the Government, Raja said.

"The future of the Centre is hanging in balance, till the winter session, which would prove critical for its survival," Raja, here to attend the State Council meeting of Tamil Nadu CPI, told reporters.

Claiming that the people wanted a change of guard at the Centre, which was "neck deep in corruption and immersed in various scams", Raja said there would be a possibility of an alternative political system emerging, as the voters will also not bring BJP back to power; aware that both Congress and BJP are following the same set of economic reforms.

Asked about the possible alternative political system, he said it was not a third front; But coming together of various political parties to make credible, viable alternative.

"The possibility is not remote, but real possibility and CPI and Left parties are assessing the emerging situation and accordingly we will work out strategy," Raja said.

Alleging that the Government, in order to deviate the attention of people from various scams and corruption, was bringing reforms in different sectors, the CPI leader said they will not benefit the common man, instead put India into a critical situation.

Asked whether CPI would join hands with Arvind Kejriwal of India Against Corruption, Raja said "first let him float a party."

"Kejriwal is not hitting at the root of the corruption. Let him expose the nexus between political and big corporates," he said.