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Brinda Karat warns UPA of strong agitation

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Asserting that the UPA Government’s wrong policies have fuelled anger among the people of India, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Wednesday said there will be a shutdown and agitation in the whole country tomorrow against the oppressive policies of the Centre.

Karat asked the government to withdraw its policies, which she termed as against the ‘aam admi’ of the country.

“There will be a shutdown, protest and ‘jail bharo’ agitation in the country tomorrow because the common man, who is no not in a position to bear the pressure imposed on him by the government, will take to the streets. The government should withdraw its policies,” she said.

Karat further said majority of the political parties are against the FDI in retail, diesel price hike and LPG prices and disinvestment policy.

“The government should now withdraw its decisions after hearing the concerns of the common man. The question that arises now is that will the government listen to what the people are saying or listen to those formulating policies in the U.S.,” she added.

The Congress-led UPA Government appears to be in trouble as of now following West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s declaration that the Trinamool Congress would be pulling out of the UPA Government

Trinamool Congress, the second biggest constituent of the UPA with 19 MPs, dealt a major blow to the Manmohan Singh Government when it decided to withdraw its support on the issue of petroleum price hike, FDI in retail and corruption.

The TMC’s decision brings the UPA’s effective strength in the 545-seat Lok Sabha from 273 to 254, which is slightly below the halfway mark.

This would make the Congress-led UPA Government more dependent on the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), both of which extend outside legislative support to the UPA regime. (ANI)