‘US pursuing imperialistic designs in South Asia’

Jammu: Opposing any strategic alliance between India and the US, the CPI(M) on Sunday alleged that America was pursuing its imperialistic designs of aggressive expansionist policy in West and South Asia.

"The US has also been intervening in our domestic affairs and we have to organise people to restrict government from entering into strategic alliance with the US which could be harmful to the interests of the country," party general secretary CPI(M) Prakash Karat said during two-day long 9th state conference of CPI(M) here.

"The US imperialistic designs of pursuing aggressive expansionist policies are witnessed in West Asian countries of Iraq, Libya, Syria and now in Iran.

"US designs are also evident in South Asia, where they have been intervening in the internal affairs of Afghanistan and Pakistan," Karat said.

CPI(M) State Secretary MY Tarigami presented a political report in the conference highlighting the global consequences of "imperialistic liberalisation".

"It also pointed out the designs of imperialistic forces in South Asia and the Arab world for their ulterior motives. In the report the failures of the UPA government have been analysed and assessment of the present political and economic scenario of the country has also been underlined", Tarigami said.

It also expresses concern on rising prices, corruption, unemployment and the issues confronting the common man, he said adding that conference held detailed deliberations on the report.

The party shall unitedly fight against the designs of imperialistic forces in South Asia with other like-minded, progressive and democratic forces, he said.

The party shall mobilise the people against anti-people economic policies at every level, Tarigami said.