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BJP befooled people by acchey din campaign: Brinda Karat

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ranchi, June 18, 2014
First Published: 14:47 IST(18/6/2014) | Last Updated: 15:21 IST(18/6/2014)

CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Tuesday made a jibe at the BJP for its “achche din” campaign and said the people will feel the pinch sooner or later.

Karat said the Vasundhara Raje government's plan to impose new labour laws amending the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 in Rajasthan and the Railway Board's recommendations to hike fares and freight charges were indicators of the days ahead. Talking to the media at the party office, she said the BJP had bagged all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan by befooling the people.

The BJP, she alleged, weaved a dream before the general election with the "achche din aane wale hain" campaign and now planning to impose new labour laws crushing the interests of the labour class.

"The BJP played with the sentiments of the labour class before the election, and is nurturing the interests of the corporate class after winning it," she said. Karat, who is the CPI (M) in charge of Jharkhand, was here to attend the state secretariat and state committee meetings of the state party unit.

The corporate world teamed up with the Hindutva forces creating huge pressure through media management to win the general election, she claimed.

While admitting that the Left and regional parties had been demolished by the anti-corruption and anti-Congress wave, she said the CPI (M) had started reinvesting in people highlighting their causes.

She alleged that 20,000 booths in West Bengal had reeled under the Trinamool terror.

On Jharkhand's coalition government led by the JMM, she said it was a total failure. "The Hemant Soren government is shielding the corrupt and criminals, and has failed to protect the common man."

Later, a CPI (M) delegation comprising Brinda Karat, state secretary GK Bakshi and others met director general of police Rajeev Kumar on the law and order issue. The CPI (M) leaders expressed concern over the arrest of three "innocent" for the alleged murder of Priti Kumari. They also met with the family members of Abhimanyu, Amarjeet and Ajit who have allegedly been implicated in the case and jailed.

The DGP said three assistant sub-inspectors had been suspended and he had recommended to the government the suspension of the Bundu DSP as well.


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