CPI(M) for joint front against UPA and NDA

Shimla, PTI | Updated : 11 July 2013, 11:48 AM

CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat has said both UPA and NDA were incapable of protecting people's interests and there is a need to look for a joint front beyond these two combinations which would be based on programmes and policies.

Karat who was here to preside over the National Conference of SFI said "a third front is the need of the hour as neither Modi and NDA, nor Rahul and UPA can solve problems faced by the country and protect people's interests."

Rubbishing claims of development in Gujarat under Narendra Modi, Karat said "Gujarat is known for cold-blooded murder and killing of innocent people in fake encounters and its pro-corporate model of development can't be replicated in other parts of the country as situations differ from place to place".

Talking to reporters, Karat claimed malnutrition in Gujarat was even worse than in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and high drop out rate in schools belie Gujarat government's claims and added, there was no difference in policies of UPA and NDA.

First Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:47 AM
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