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Left may withdraw support: Brinda

CPI-M reiterates that the Left would withdraw support to Manmohan Singh government if it operationalise the N-deal.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2007 21:27 IST

Continuing the offensive against the UPA over the Indo-US nuclear deal, CPI-M on Saturday reiterated that the Left would withdraw support to Manmohan Singh Government if it operationalise the pact.

"It would be like a football match in which foot and ball had got separated. In such a scenario, the match would have to be called off," party politbureau member Brinda Karat said, inaugurating the state conference of the pro-Marxist All India Women's Association (AIDWA) in Kerala.

The UPA was trying to take things forward in consultation with America. This would grievously harm the country's sovereignty. This pro-US tilt was totally against the Common Minimum Programme, based on which the government was expected to move forward, she said.

"If all key decisions were going to be taken in consultation with the US where was the need for Parliament," she asked.

The UPA was also drifting from the CMP on the issue of implementing 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies, she said.

Emphasising the importance of joint struggles by women in the country, she said women were worst-affected section under the "process of globalisation and marketisation."

She said women should realise the danger latent in the efforts by certain NGOs and women outfits to de-politicise such struggles.

AIDWA state president M C Josephine presided while All-India general secretary Sudha Sundararaman and state general secretary K K Shylaja, MLA, addressed the inaugural session.

First Published: Sep 08, 2007 21:24 IST