AGARTALA, Feb 25 � Launching a scathing attack on the NDA Government, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi-headed government has been working for the interest of corporate houses and foreign capitalists.
�During Lok Sabha election campaign, Modiji had promised of bringing �acche din� but what we have experienced in the past nine months is disastrous for the common people�, he said while addressing a rally to mark commencement of CPM�s State conference at Vivekananda Ground here.
�The wealth of Adani group has increased by Rs 25,000 crore during the past nine months and now one can easily understand for whom Modiji has brought acche din�, he said.
Karat also slammed the BJP government saying that it has brought nine ordinances including Land Bill in the past nine months. �During the UPA regime, the Land Bill was passed in which interest of farmers and land owners were taken care of. But the BJP government has diluted provisions for farmers and land owners to woo the corporate houses�, he alleged.
Asserting that the Modi-led government has been reducing the outlay under various welfare schemes, Karat said, �The outlay for MGNREGA has been reduced by 50 per cent. This is a direct attack on the working class people�.
Alleging that the NDA government has been openly working in favour of corporate houses, he said the labourers would be severely affected if the proposed Labour Act is implemented.
On the party�s stand, Karat said the CPM would continue to raise voice against the reforms, communalism and pro-US stand. �All these issues will be discussed threadbare in the CPM party congress to be held in Andhra Pradesh�s Visakhapatnam in April and to formulate a way forward�.
However, he hinted that the party would stick to its old stand � mobilising anti-Congress and anti-BJP people towards Leftist movement. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat and West Bengal CPM secretary Biman Bose also addressed the rally. In his address, Sarkar also sharply criticised the Narendra Modi-led government for failing to fulfil the promises given during Lok Sabha elections.