Tiruchirapalli, Oct 6 : All India General Secretary of All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Deva Pradha Biswas today emphasised that there should be a formulated policy on sharing the river water by the respective states.
Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Biswas wanted that the Union Government should be bold enough to deal the Cauveri water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Karnataka Government should also treat the issue as livelihood problem of Cauveri delta farmers and honour final verdict of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA). He alleged that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre had lost its power of governance in all aspects, but there was no predominant alternative for both the Congress and BJP, and such alternative was yet to be formed.
He called upon all the four major left parties to work unitedly to give tough fight in the coming Lok Sabha elections against Congress and BJP. He wanted that the left parties behave, work and talk on the same line and said the AIFB was preparing a formal left front at National level and also attempting to attract the people's support towards this. He ruled out the possibilities of snap polls in the Lok Sabha as no party in and outside the Parliament were ready to face the snap poll. Replying to a question, he said the BJP was very strong under the leadership of former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee but now the its house was not in order and there was no coordination among the first line leaders of the party.
He said the natural resources like land, water and forest should be protected at any cost besides ensuring the Agriculture and small and medium scale industries which is now dwindling, should be given fresh look and to develop the same on priority basis. He said the 17th All India AIFB Congress would be held at Chennai from February 24 to 28, next. He also pointed out that the party's Tamil Nadu state unit was going to stage a state wide demonstration on October 12 to urge the Union Government to retrieve Katchatheevu.