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Left a liability for UPA: Advani

May 18, 2005 18:13 IST
Last Updated: May 18, 2005 18:16 IST


Bharatiya Janata Party chief Lal Kishenchand Advani on Wednesday said the United Progressive Alliance government's dependence on the Left parties has become a 'liability' for it.

Advani was addressing the Confederation of Indian Industry's annual session and national conference on achieving 'inclusive and double digit growth'.

"In national interest, I wish to caution Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that your dependence on Communist support will prove to be a liability for anything good you many wish to do," Advani said.

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"The first thing India must do to achieve double-digit inclusive growth is to marginalise the ideological and political influence of the Communists, for their policies will neither deliver inclusive growth nor double digit growth," he added.

Advani said the Communists have been fanatically opposed to every piece of economic reform, right from P V Narasimha Rao's time to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure and now during Dr Singh's time.

"I never cease to be amazed by the hypocrisy of the Indian Communists. For them, it is okay if China carries out economic reforms, but India must not. It is okay if China becomes a nuclear weapon nation, but India must not," Advani said.

Earlier report:
UPA driven by political vendetta: Advani



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Number of User Comments: 6




Sub: A liability points to another liability.

Both Lalji and Atal are now liabilities of the NDA. Y do they not just go home and leave the baton to the younger saffrons ...


Posted by chanakya





Sub: Left a liability to UPA

Dear sir, A delegation of left front may please be sent to China to verify what policies China are pursuing now a days to make ...


Posted by B.BANERJEE





Sub: He knows his own answer

I think Advani knows what he is saying. Their govt economic achievment ( with respect to GDP growth ) was dismal with respect to achievments ...


Posted by Indian Lover





Sub: Communist is India's Tragedy

These old useless people are the burden of Indian polirics, These people still living with Marx, Lenin theory which thrown away by both Russians and ...


Posted by Sree





Sub: Left liablity!

Yes it is absoloutely right! I am from Calcutta and really don't want India to go down the West Bengal way!


Posted by Pinaki R Das




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