Both of them are pro-capitalist and anti-poor: CPI leader

K. Nagabhushan Rao, candidate of the Communist Party of India (CPI) in Bellary City Assembly constituency, has said that he will fight for nationalisation of mines and introduction of pro-people and pro-workers’ policies, if elected.

Improvement of drinking water facility, development of interior roads and taking up the cause of people would be among the other aspects to be given priority, he said at a function organised to releasing the election manifesto of the party here on Thursday.

Aravind Malebennur, veteran trade unionist who released the manifesto, expressed concern over the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre offering a warm welcome to multinational companies to invest in retail sector.


Speaking to presspersons here on Thursday he said that a number of retail vendors and shopkeepers would be thrown to streets with the establishment of malls and other outlets by multinational companies. This attempt of the UPA government should be strongly opposed by all people and stakeholders to save the country from going back to slavery under traders and merchants, he said and appealed to voters to reject the Congress and the BJP as they were pro-capitalists and anti-poor and anti-workers.

Mallikarjun Reddy, T.G. Vittal and other leaders were present.

  • Communist Party of India candidate vows to fight for nationalisation of mines, if elected

  • Concern expressed over multinational companies being allowed to enter retail sector