Though she has extended her support to Pranab Mukherjee, nominee of the United Progressive Alliance for President, Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee said here on Tuesday that her party would continue to oppose the “anti-people” policies of the Alliance.
“We will not support anti-people policies such as increase in the prices of essential commodities, rise in petrol price, foreign direct investment in retail and insurance, setting up special economic zones (SEZ) and forcible land acquisition,” she said.
As a constituent of the UPA, the Trinamool Congress had opposed the Centre on issues that the party had spoken out against in its election manifesto. “We have not deviated from our commitment even on a single issue and will not do so in future.”
Ms. Banerjee expressed her disappointment over not being consulted on major policy issues by the UPA government.