I am reproducing the press statement issued by the CPI(M) demanding roll-back of the anti-people measures:
The UPA government has been plunged into a crisis after the announcement by the Trinamul Congress of the withdrawal from the government and the UPA.
The Manmohan Singh government had announced FDI in retail trade, sharply increased the price of diesel, limited the supply of cooking gas cylinders and initiated disinvestment in some of the top public sector enterprises. These policies and measures are totally against the interests of the people of the country.
None of these measures have the support of parties across the political spectrum. It is clear now with the stand taken by the allies of the Congress in the UPA that a majority of the members of Parliament are against these policies. The Congress-led UPA government does not have the mandate or the right to push ahead with these policies.
The CPI(M) will intensify the struggle against these measures to get them reversed. All parties who have come out against these policies should support the all India protest action on September 20. Unless the Manmohan Singh government rolls back these anti-people measures, it has no right to continue in office.