Wednesday, May 6, 2009
"Third alternative committed to uplift of poor" : Brinda Karat
The Third Front is committed to the uplift of the poor and downtrodden and also keen to safeguard the interest of the nation, said Polit Bureau member of Communist Party of India (Marxist) Brinda Karat on Tuesday.
Addressing election meetings at Colachel and Thuckalay in the Kanniyakumari constituency , comrade Brinda said that Colachel was one of the worst affected areas when tsunami hit the coastal areas of the State. Even as the then government extended all kind of assistance to the affected people, the present government failed to take any follow up action to sustain their livelihood.
The Communist parties provided moral support to the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre from outside for the betterment of society. But the misrule, including the signing of the nuclear deal with the USA and the failure to take any action to control prices of essential commodities and steps to ensure employment to the already employed youth in many fields, particularly in IT, who lost their jobs, had forced the left parties to withdraw support to the government.
She appealed to the people to cast their votes in favour of the CPI (M) candidate, A. V. Bellarmine, who had done a lot for the development of the district, particularly the construction of fishing harbours at Colachel and Thengapattinam. If he were elected as MP again, he would take necessary steps for the setting up of a commercial harbour at Colachel so that fishermen in the coastal areas need not migrate to other States in search of jobs.
Voters in Kanniyakumari would facilitate the formation of a Third Front government at the Centre because people were fed up with the misrule of the Congress and the BJP. They should opt for a neutral person like Bellarmine, instead of other candidates who were seeking votes in the name of caste and religion.
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