Left was right in dumping UPA govt: Karat

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday said it had no option but to withdraw support to the United Progressive Alliance government over the Indo-US nuclear deal.


CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said the Left-led Third Front "failed to be a viable and credible alternative" in the Lok Sabha polls to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.


"In the absence of a country-wide alliance and no policy platform being presented, the call for an alternative government was unrealistic," said Karat after the party's two-day central committee meeting that concluded on Sunday.


He, however, maintained that the attempt to rustle up a non-Congress, non-BJP government "was a correct tactic".

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