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Destroy ultra camps in Bangladesh, says CPM

December 15, 2008 17:19 IST

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The Communist Party of India - Marxist is in favour of mounting diplomatic pressure on Bangladesh to destroy camps of North-East based militant outfits in that country. Party general secretary Prakash Karat [Images] told a press conference that the militant camps present in Bangladesh should be destroyed and that "will be possible only by mounting diplomatic pressure."

Expressing grave concern over large-scale infiltration from neighbouring Bangladesh, the CPI-M leader said the entire Indo-Bangldesh border should be sealed. Stating that the country was on the election mode, Karat said the latest assembly election results have proved the importance of a 'Third Force'.

This only shows that a Third Force or a third alternative to the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party is required, he said. He alleged that both the Congress and the BJP had totally failed to provide an effective government.

The CPI-M urged the Opposition Asom Gana Parishad to reconsider its decision to have an alliance with the BJP, which he said was dangerous.

On the recent terror attacks in the country, the CPI-M leader felt that the federal investigating agency which has been mooted by the Centre should not bypass the government and state intelligence agencies.

"There should be more coordination among the intelligence agencies, which will be only possible through better sharing of information among state and central agencies," he said.

Criticising the government for the present financial crisis, Karat said, "There should be no further liberalisation of the economy and no opening should be provided to foreign capital".

Commenting on the Singur case, Karat said the Tata project could have been a trendsetter but was stalled because of the 'dirty politics played by other parties'.

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