Karat vows to continue anti-nuke stir

July 16th, 2008 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat said Wednesday the Left parties would continue their struggle against the India-US nuclear deal even if the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wins the July 22 trust vote in parliament. Karat, speaking at a late night public meeting here, said: “We will defeat their (government’s) attempts to operationalize the nuclear deal”.

Promising a Third Front, Karat said: “We have some advice for the non-Congress friends in the (ruling) UPA (at the centre)”.

There is going to be “a realignment of forces”, he said, adding: “It is possible to form a non-BJP alternative to the Congress”. Observers In Tamil Nadu saw the call as being mainly addressed to the ruling DMK that is part of the UPA.

“People will punish the Congress for inflation, for the farmers’ distress and for making India a satellite of the USA,” Karat maintained.

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