Press Release

 The Left parties considered the letter sent by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, in response to the letter of the Left parties of 26th June 2005. Mrs. Gandhi’s letter has conveyed the government’s decision not to proceed with the disinvestment of shares in the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

 The Prime Minister had earlier informed that the government does not intend to sell the shares of the BHEL and other navaratna companies.

 In view of this development, the Left parties have decided to resume their participation in the UPA-Left Coordination Committee.


 Prakash Karat

A.B. Bardhan

Debabrata Biswas

Abani Roy