Kolkata: A day after the textile minister
Dayanidhi Maran quit the Union cabinet, the CPI(M) on Friday took
a dig at the UPA government saying at this rate there would be
no ministers left by the time there is a cabinet reshuffle.
"At the rate in which the ministers are resigning, hardly
anybody will be left to shuffle," Sitaram Yechuri told
newspersons here after submitting his nomination at the
Assembly here for re-election to the Rajya Sabha.
Speaking on the resignation of Dayanidhi Maran, the
latest casualty from the Cabinet, Yechuri said "UPA government
has not taken suo motu action on charges of corruption against
anybody. The ball has rolled only when instruction has come
either from some committee or from the courts."
Stating that the CPI(M) was the only party against
which a finger could not be raised, the CPI(M) leader said
the Left had a very important role to play in the present
On the Telengana issue, over which Congress MPs and
MLAs from the region have tendered their resignation, the
CPI(M) leader said that Union government had failed to tackle
"It has been six months since the Srikrishna
Commission report on the issue was submitted, but nothing
happened after that," Yechuri said.
"It seems that the UPA government is not serious on
the issue," he said.