Left suspects match-fixing between UPA and BJP

The Left parties on Tuesday disapproved disruption of Parliamentary proceedings by the BJP and raised doubts whether it was “match-fixing to push through bills on financial liberalisation without proper discussion.”

Senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said: “The Opposition’s concerns are understandable. Corruption cases should be expedited and culprits should be punished. However, the budget session should not be disrupted.”

“We suspect match-fixing as both the UPA and the BJP support these policies,” he added.
“We want to articulate our views on these policies,” said the CPM leader signifying an attempt by the Left to distance itself from both the Congress and the BJP.

Meanwhile, Yechury said Union Budget cannot be termed populist. He said populism would come later through legislations on Direct Cash Transfer Scheme, Land Acquisition Bill and Food Security.

He went on to say that 35 kg of grain at Rs 2 per kg and a universal PDS system was the only way to provide food security.

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