List of priorities by Prez is a list of govts failures: CPI

New Delhi: The CPI on Monday lashed out at the UPA-II government saying the priorities listed by President Pratibha Patil in her address in Parliament were actually a "list of its failures".


The Presidential address to a joint sitting of the two Houses "lacks any conviction or confidence to move forward.

The priorities of the government as listed is a list of the government`s failure on all these counts", party National Secretary D Raja alleged here.

Maintaining that the government was caught in "a quagmire of corruption and scams", he said the ruling coalition is in "deep trouble".

"The government wants to frontally fight corruption and lack of probity, when it has itself been frontally exposed. How can it fight corruption when it is searching for a fig leaf?" Raja asked.

He wondered how could the government help the poor, tackle price rise or unemployment "if all the policies being pursued by it were driven by neo-liberalism and privatisation."

Noting that the government had listed price rise, corruption and internal and external security as its priorities, he said the government has "completely failed on all these fronts".