Prakash Karat accuses Centre of neglecting poor people

, 6:23 PM IST

CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has accused the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre of neglecting the poor people in the country.

Speaking on the 24th death anniversary of Communist leader Makineni Basavapunnaiah at Vijayawada on Sunday, Karat said that the Central Government was focused on benefitting the corporate institutions and a few select individuals. He alleged that Centre has benefitted the corporates to the tune of nearly Rs. 62,000 crore. He said that the Central Government has been reducing the subsidy being extended to poor sections.

Karat feared that the new reforms being introduced by the Centre would hurt India’s economy.

The CPM leader also slammed TDP Government of Andhra Pradesh and accused of swindling huge public money. He said looted public wealth was being used to purchase the legislators of opposition parties. (INN)