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UPA acting under US pressure, alleges Brinda Karat

india Updated: Sep 14, 2009 19:39 IST

Lashing out at the UPA Government's priorities in the first 100 days, CPI-M leader Brinda Karat today said the government had been pushing its 'neo-liberal' agenda vigorously in total disregard of farmers and commonman.

Acting under US pressure, Government had devoted its first hundred days to push its neo liberal policies, many of which were kept under wraps when the UPA was surviving with the Left support, Karat, a CPI-M politburo member alleged at a meet-the-press here.

Asking the government to come clean on its claim of striving to break the impasse on Doha round of trade negotiations, she said even parliament was not taken into confidence on such vital issues.

It was all the more serious that the government was pressing ahead with its liberal policies when the farming sector was was in deep distress, she said.

The UPA regime had not bothered about taking effective measures to rein in soaring prices and its policy of targeting the public distribution system had taken out large sections from the ambit of food security and resulted in sharp cut in foodgrain allocation to states, she alleged.

Lauding the LDF government in Kerala for bringing in a legislation to reserve 50 per cent of seats for women in civic bodies, she said the Left would press for such a legislation in Parliament.