CHIKBHALLAPUR: The UPA-led government at the Centre has been introducing new economic policies by surrendering itself to capitalists forces, said CPM polit bureau member Sitaram Yechury.
Addressing a public meeting here during the first day of the 20th state-level party convention, he said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram were claiming that the country was moving on development path, but they were trying to divert the attention of common man.
The UPA government was hesitating to release Rs 88,000 crore for distribution of 30 kg rice at Rs 2 through PDS, he said, and added that the government had, on the other hand, reportedly failed to save Rs 1.70 lakh crore in the 2G spectrum allocation.
Yechury said unless the income of the common man was increased, there was no chance of any development in the country. The UPA policies had divided the country into two parts: one for the rich and another for the poor. BJP was fighting for a strong Lok Pal Bill, whereas its own state government failed to appoint a Lokayukta, he said.