Left parties to launch nationwide campaign
New Delhi--The left parties are not at all happy with the decision taken by the congress on various issues. The left feel that they have been left out in the cold.
Describing the government's policy on the Iran nuclear issue as "wrong", Left parties have decided to launch a nationwide campaign to pressure the UPA Government to pursue a non-aligned foreign policy.
After an hour-long meeting in New Delhi, the CPI(M), CPI, Forward Bloc and RSP decided to launch the campaign with a convention in October-end involving Samajwadi Party, JD(Secular) and other parties, besides foreign diplomats and other experts.
The date of the convention has been decided keeping in view the next Board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be held in November.
"It will be a broad-based campaign .... there are many individuals and experts willing to join it," CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, who had squarely blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the "turnaround" on the Iran nuclear issue, told reporters.
His CPI counterpart A B Bardhan said "we have told the Prime Minister that there is time for India (till the next IAEA Board meeting) to see to it that the matter does not go to the UN Security Council".