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CPI flays economic and foreign polices of UPA

india Updated: Jul 07, 2006 19:30 IST

The CPI on Friday accused the UPA government of adopting "anti-people" economic policies and criticised the "pro-US drift" in its foreign policy.

"The disinvestment of profit making PSUs, failure to control price rise, agrarian crises leading to farmers' suicides and liberalisation of financial sector are some of the 'anti-people' policies UPA government has been adopting," CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan said while presenting the draft political report on the opening day of the three-day National Council meeting which began in Hyderabad on Friday.

Bardhan criticised the "pro-US drift" in foreign policy of the country and the attempts to forge strategic alliance with the US, party spokesman Shameem Faizee told reporters about the National Council meeting.

While expressing satisfaction over the Assembly election results Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Assam, the draft report would also discuss electoral tactics for the forthcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal and Manipur, he said.

"The report reiterates our firm support to the proposed 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in educational institutions," Faizee said.

The National Council observed two minutes silence in remembrance of those partymen who died since the last meeting held in Goa.