(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 22, 2012
UPA Pursuing Rejected Policies: Karat
CPI(M) general secretary
Karat remarked that while the neo-liberal policies were being rejected
the world, the UPA government in
Karat, on January 17, 2011 was speaking in a seminar on “Challenges of the time and the tasks before the Left” in Kolkata, organised as part of the preparations for the CPI(M) North 24 Paraganas district conference.
Referring to continuing
Karat said, “Exploitation
severely increased in
The first challenge before the Left , in this background, according to Karat is to organise the vast unorganised working people who are most ruthlessly exploited. “The earlier we do this, the more effectively we will be able to challenge the neo liberal policies”, said Karat. He said, “It is a welcome fact that all central trade unions have forged unity and one of the demands in the forthcoming general strike is about the contract labourers.”
He said, “Neo liberalism
havoc in agriculture. High costs of inputs and lack of support have
lakh peasants to suicide.
Karat said that the UPA
pushing through measures like FDI in retail under pressure from the
Karat said, “Through these policies, imperialism directly affects the livelihood of the people. It shows that the danger of imperialism is not an abstract concept. Mobilising large sections of people against imperialism is one of the challenges before the Left,” he emphasised.