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Erode (TN), Jul 23 : Former CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat has lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it was no different from the previous UPA regime in “indulging in corruption.”

“There is no difference between the present BJPgovernment and the erstwhile UPA Government regardingcorruption,” he said at a public meeting here last night.

“Both have indulged in corrupt practices. Butunfortunately the DMK and AIADMK have failed to make anycomment in Parliament on such corruption by the BJP,” he said.

He questioned the Dravidian parties’ silence on issuesrelating to External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj and twoBJP chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

He wanted the Prime Minister to remove the three frompower and conduct an inquiry.

“BJP captured power at the Centre promising acorrupt-free government, but during the last 14 months of itsrule, it has indulged in heavy corrupt practices,” he alleged.

He claimed that only the CPI-M and left parties in thecountry were raising their voice against corruption.

Karat said the party would stage demonstrations andconduct meetings all over the country against BJP government’s”anti-farmers” policy and its “corrupt practices.” (PTI)