Modi is backing corporate companies: Karat

VISAKHAPATNAM: Outgoing CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat has alleged that the Narendra Modi government was extending full support to the corporate companies.

Delivering inaugural address at CPM 21st National Conference at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, Karat said entrusting mines to corporate companies is the best example of Modi’s 10-month old rule. He said Modi’s foreign policy is in tune with American pressure tactics.

He alleged that labor in the villages were in great troubles as they were not getting work in the rural areas. The farmers were not getting minimum supporting price (MSP) to their produce. Communal attacks were on the rise in the country, he said, adding there is a need for the Left Parties and like-minded organizations to move forward in coordination. Karat also praised the role of Ambedkar in drafting Indian Constitution and said that everyone has to strive to achieve the goals of Ambedkar. He reminded Ambedkar strove for social justice in his life.

Earlier, CPM organized Ambedkar’s birth anniversary celebrations. Karat paid floral tributes to Ambedkar statue along with Andhra Pradesh State Council secretary Madhu.

Speaking on the occasion, CPM politburo member Seetharam Yechuri said the Communists across the world were extending support to the Left Parties’ movements in India. He read the messages sent by 25 Communist parties. He also pointed out that China’s Communist Party described the CPM’s role in India as wonderful and the party has appreciated CPM’s efforts to improve relations between the people of India and China. China Communist Party and expressed its willingness to work for the betterment of the two countries.

West Bengal former minister Mohammad Sameen hoisted party flag and inaugurated the conference. Party general secretary Karat, Yechuri and several other representatives paid tributes to the martyrs at the memorial. The premises were echoed with Dappu artistes’ drum beats and songs and dances. Vishakha turned into ‘Red City’ with the red flags, welcome arches and wall paintings. (NSS)

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