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“We do not want government to pamper capitalists”

Staff Reporter

Says CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta at the valediction of its State conference

— PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM

Solidarity: From right, CPI Parliamentary Party leader Gurudas Dasgupta, National Secretary D. Raja, National Executive Committee member R. Nallakannu, and State Secretary D. Pandian holding hands at a public meeting in Pudukottai on Monday.

PUDUKOTTAI: The country was being sold out to capitalists who have been plundering the nation’s wealth, the Parliamentary Party leader of the Communist Party of India Gurudas Dasgupta charged here on Monday.

Though governments have changed the ground realities remained the same, with enrichment of a few and the pauperisation of many.

India today was divided between the ‘haves and have-nots.’ The governments were unable to provide people their due rights.

“We do not want the government to pamper the capitalists,” he said addressing party cadres at the end of the four-day State conference of the party here.

Political democracy even after 60 years of Independence, has not led to people’s democracy, he regretted.

Though the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has announced excise duty cuts on small cars and a few other items, there was no indication of any reduction of the prices of essential commodities.

The main problem facing the country today was price rise, causing concern to the common masses.

The CPI has decided to intensify its action of changing the existing social system.

The party along with other Left partners was involved in an attempt to forge a new front which can give people their due rights, he said. The party’s National Secretary D. Raja said that the CPI would not hesitate to oppose the Congress if it attempted to make India a sub-junior partner of the United States.

The majority in the Parliament had opposed the Indo-US nuclear deal, which would affect the country’s sovereignty if given effect to.

The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party were pursuing the same economic policies which the Left parties were consistently fighting against.

State Secretary D. Pandian, National Executive Committee member R. Nallakannu and other senior party leaders spoke.

Earlier, the party cadres took out a rally as part of the valediction of the conference.

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