(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 11, 2009
PRAKASH KARAT IN MUMBAI
Elect RLDF Candidates And
Change Course of
secretary Prakash Karat has called upon the people of
Addressing an election campaign meeting of the RLDF on October 4, night in Andheri East constituency of Mumbai, from where the CPI(M) candidate Advocate Chandrakant Bhojagar is contesting, Karat said both the combines pursue similar anti-people economic policies and need to be defeated.
Severely attacking the Congress-NCP regime for failing to address the people's problems in their long tenure of 10 years, Karat said the grim poverty in the state, the spate of suicides in Vidarbha, the massive job losses due to the economic crisis are all a pointer to this government's failure on all fronts. It was only the billionaires, the rich capitalists, who have benefited under both the combines.
Cautioning against the BJP-RSS-Shiv Sena combine's dangerous communal politics which was once again seen in the state during the recent riots in Miraj and Sangli, Karat asked what would be the benefit for the people if such combine comes to power in the state,. To bring in a government that cares for the common people, the voters must elect the RLDF candidates. Karat said the RLDF is not only a secular alternative but also committed to implement pro-people economic policies.
Karat expressed concern over the money power in elections, including the last parliamentary elections. He charged both Congress and BJP of subverting democracy by resorting to money power in elections and said the CPI(M) has raised this issue with the Election Commission.
of India president Ramdas Athavle in his speech expressed confidence
RLDF would fare well in the coming polls. He attacked MNS leader Raj
and Shiv Sena for their attacks on North Indians and others who come to
for their livelihood. He cited the ongoing attacks against Indians in
CPI(M) state secretary Dr Ashok Dhawale, CPI(M) candidate Advocate Chandrakant Bhojagar, Samajwadi Party leaders and Mumbai CPI(M) secretary Mahendra Singh were among those who addressed the meeting. (NSA)