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Left tries to mobilise numbers against UPA

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2008 02:01 IST
Jatin Gandhi
Jatin Gandhi
Hindustan Times
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As a cornered Congress prepares to take the make-or-break trust vote in Parliament on July 22, the Left is trying its best to ensure that nothing sees the Manmohan Singh-led government through.

The CPM on Saturday reiterated its decision to vote against the government, even if that meant being on the same side as the BJP.

“We are only doing what we have been saying for the past two years,” Yechury said.

Both the CPI and CPM also hit out at the UPA government for allegedly setting the CBI after UP chief minister Mayawati.

Reacting to Mayawati’s allegation that the she was being framed in a disproportionate assets case, CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechury said: “We have always maintained that political issues should be settled at the political level. To use laws and cases for political purposes is not correct.” A CPI MP too said the CBI was “targeting” Mayawati because of pressure from the Samajwadi Party

CPM general secretary Prakash Karat, who has met a number of political leaders since the Left pulled out from the UPA, had said on Friday that the Left would continue all efforts to crush the deal.

“I am in touch with a number of parties who can take a stand against the deal,” he had said. The Left event sent the BJP a copy of official exchanges it had had with the government on the nuke deal.

In the forthcoming issue of CPM mouthpiece People's Democracy, Karat states: “One must not forget that the Congress and the UPA are losing ground among the people. This is the political reality…”

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