UPA, Left coordination meeting on June 15
The meeting is expected to witness an aggressive CPI(M) and its allies.india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 17:28 IST
ManmohanManmohan Singh government is expected to come under pressure at the UPA-Left coordination Committee meeting being held in New Delhi on June 15 in the backdrop of growing strains between the UPA and its key outside supporters on several issues, including the recent hike in fuel prices.
The meeting, the first after the Left victory in Assembly elections in West Bengal and Kerala, is expected to witness an aggressive CPI(M) and its allies.
The Left parties, which have called for nationwide demonstrations on the fuel hike issue on June 13, are also expected to meet on that day to finalise a comprehensive note on the performance of the government which completed two years nearly a month ago.
The note is being prepared at a time when there was increasing concern in the Left over "growing US influence" on the foreign policy.
CPI Secretary D Raja has already said that the note will be discussed at the next UPA-Left parties coordination meeting.
CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has already given notice of the Left's intentions indicating that it would be more aggressive against deviations from the CMP and would insist on its implementation in letter and spirit.
Debabrata Biswas of Forward Bloc said that it depended upon the attitude of the Congress, leading the UPA, whether there will be conflict or cooperation between the ruling alliance and the Left.