Left to submit report on UPA performance soon

The CP(M) has expressed concern at the fall in production of foodgrains and the Centre's move to slash the quantum of foodgrains in PDS.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 18:51 IST

Left Parties would soon submit a note to the UPA-Left Coordination Committee on the performance of the UPA government and 'what needs to be done.'

"We will prepare a comprehensive note detailing policies being pursued by UPA and our approach and views of Centre's performance during the past two years," CP(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat told reporters after the three-day Central Committee meeting of the party in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Brushing aside criticism that the tie-up with UPA had an adverse impact on the party, Karat said, "it was not visible in the Bengal and Kerala assembly elections. We had succeeded in keeping communal forces at bay."

On efforts of building an alternative front, he said, it could emerge from 'joint struggles' and his party was ready to provide a democratic platform.

"CP(M) will launch a national campaign in August and hold 200 public meetings highlighting need for pro-people economic policies and the dangers of fundamentalism which will create a general agreement among people and parties," he said.

The Central Committee has expressed concern at the fall in production of foodgrains and the Centre's move to slash the quantum of foodgrains in Public Distribution System (PDS).

"We will not allow any cuts in PDS, which on the contrary should be strengthened," he said.

The party has condemned the stepped up violence of the extremist groups, which massacred more than 30 people in Doda region and urged the state and central governments to take effective steps to check such violence while pursuing the political process, he said.

First Published: Jun 10, 2006 18:51 IST