Paswan downplays Left stand on Iran
UNION CHEMICALS and Fertilisers Minister and president of the Lok Janshakti Party, Ramvilas Paswan, today asserted that the UPA government at Centre was stable and will complete full five-year term in the office.india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 16:21 IST
UNION CHEMICALS and Fertilisers Minister and president of the Lok Janshakti Party, Ramvilas Paswan, today asserted that the UPA government at Centre was stable and will complete full five-year term in the office.
Talking to reporters here today he said the Samajwadi Party’s plan to bring a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the UPA Government over the Iran issue will not have an adverse effect.
“However, there will be a debate over the issue in Parliament,” he said. He said the coalitional partners will put forward their views in the coordination committee meeting in Delhi. Mobilisation by the Left parties did not necessarily mean withdrawal of support to the government. The United Progressive Alliance will succeed in proving its majority on the floor of House if needed, Paswan added.
He said the liberalisation process was irreversible. You can not set double standards for different sectors including airlines, retailing and telecom and so on. It was the duty of the government to safeguard interests of domestic industry, retailing sector etc in the light of healthy competition.
There was no reason for panic and the government will do its best to address apprehension of public and industry in best possible manner, assured Pawan.
He said that the process of printing in Hindi on medicines’ wrappers along with English will be complete by October 2, and the MRP print inclusive of local taxes by April 1. Paswan expressed dismay over socio-economic condition of poor, backward and upper class weaker sections under the BJP rule in the State.
Paswan termed the Bihar condition as deplorable. Things have turned worse under Nitish Kumar regime, he said. On Uma Bharti, he said she was a confused person and more vulnerable to fall in vicious web of ideology. LJP vice-president Phool Singh Baraiya, State president Sunil Borse and party functionaries were present on the occasion.
Later, Paswan addressed a public meeting ‘Nyay Sabha’ at Phoolbagh ground to highlight Bharatiya Janata Party’s shortcomings.
First Published: Feb 13, 2006 16:21 IST