24 June, 2021

“Big Business Is Being Unfair To Manmohan Now That It Has Found A Saviour In Mod

The CPI(M) chief shares his version of events in the Manmohan years and what the future may hold.

Sanjay Rawat
“Big Business Is Being Unfair To Manmohan Now That It Has Found A Saviour In Mod
outlookindia.com
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Like any committed Left ideologue, Prakash Karat does not like to talk of individuals but prefers to engage with ideological positions. The general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was a key player in UPA-I when the Left gave it outside support. The Com­munist bloc, however, would withdraw support in 2008 on the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal. Since then, both the Congress and the Left have found themselves, for different reasons, losing ground in many of their bases. On the eve of an election result that suggests the ascenda­ncy of right-wing forces, Karat spoke to Saba Naqvi about his version of events in the Manmohan years and what the future may hold.

Some Congress leaders increasingly feel that UPA-I was a smoother affair because of the Left support.

Our support to the UPA came under exceptional circumstances. Not because we support the Congress policies but to ensure that there is a secular government after six years of NDA rule. The Congress party...

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