CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today said that CPI(M) and the Left alone can conduct a credible struggle against the Neo Liberal policies of Congress and the communal polarisation agenda of the BJP. While inaugurating the three day state plenum of CPI (M) Kerala state committee, he said that people are fed up with the policies of Congress led UPA government which caused unprecedented price rise and inflation. The Congress has lost the confidence to challenge the threat posed by the BJP.  
“We have seen massive high level corruption in public space and government. The outbreak of such corruption is not accidental but an inevitable outcome of Neo liberal regime. The reign of UPA for the last nine and a half years is associated with high price rise, growing unemployment, massive corruption. People are looking for an alternate to the bankrupt policies of Congress” he said.  
 In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is projecting itself  as the alternative. The class nature of BJP is no different from that of the Congress. In every area of economic policy BJP supports Congress, including in the reforms in banking sector. BJP helped and supported the UPA government to privatise pension funds. The BJP did not oppose the UPA government decision to double the price of gas favouring Reliance.
The  BJP led by Narendra Modi was getting unprecedented support from big corporates and business houses as it had given clear signals that it would serve their interests better than the Congress-led UPA if voted to power. This signals that the BJP would be a better servitor of the corporate than Congress.  
Another danger posed by the Modi-led BJP was that it stood for implementing communal agenda. We have seen for the last one year all over the country a systematic communal polarisation for the electoral gain for BJP and Narendra Modi, he said.
Palakkad, November 27, 2013
Prior to the inauguration, Opposition leader and central committee member V S  Achuthanandan hoisted the red flag in EMS Nagar. Politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan who presided over the inaugural session presented the martyr resolution and condolence resolution. State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan presented the organisational report.