Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has dared Finance Minister K. Rosaiah to prove its charges on the “failures” of the government in keeping its promises on various fronts as false or accept that he has been “telling lies” on the achievements.

The CPI (M) said the charges being made against the Opposition by Mr. Rosaiah and other senior leaders were reflecting the Congress’ fears of losing the elections.

Books released

CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu on Tuesday released the second set of nine books published by the party highlighting the failures of the government in meeting the aspirations of agriculture and unorganised sector labour, artisans, Dalits and tribals besides the efforts to corporatise health and education.

The books, he hoped, would sign a “death warrant” for the Congress government.

Replying to queries, he said the CPI(M) had not served any ultimatum to the Telugu Desam or fixed any deadline for completion of the seat sharing talks. Since the grand alliance was a multi-party alliance, it would take some time for the issues to be resolved.

On the MRPS demand for 30 Assembly and four Lok Sabha seats, he said the CPI (M) was not such a “strong party” to give seats to others. In fact, MRPS that claimed itself to be the second largest party should allot seats to others.