Madurai, (Agencies): Criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remarks on having to tolerate a great deal in coalition politics, CPI on Friday said the UPA government was "drifting" and had no control over inflation and corrruption.

"The Prime Minister's interview to TV (editors) on Thursday has only confirmed that the Government is drifting and has no control over inflation and corruption. If he thinks a coalition partner is responsible for the 2G spectrum scam, why is Congress again having an alliance with DMK," CPI national secretary D Raja told reporters here.

Pointing to reports that 2G spectrum allocation had helped big corporate houses earn billions of rupees which otherwise should have gone to the government treasury, he said people would not agree with the view that the allocation had reduced the cost of mobile calls.

He wondered what explanation the Prime Minister would give for handing over S-Band Spectrum to Devas Multimedia by ISRO, which is under his direct control.

"Annulling of the deal is not the answer to the wrong already done," he said.

Raja said though a resolution was passed in Parliament to control inflation; no steps have been taken by the government to rein it in.

Describing the Congress-DMK alliance as a "sinking ship", he said it was ironical that PMK had joined this alliance, given that its leader Dr S Ramadoss had once criticised DMK 'for doing nothing but opening state-controlled liquor shops.'

The CPI leader said it was high time that the Indian Government reviewed the 1974 Katchativu agreement with Sri Lanka, when the island ceded to that country, to get it back and ensure that Indian fishermen are able to earn their livelihood in a safe environment.

If necessary, the issue of attacks on fishermen by the Lankan Navy should be taken up with International forums as Sri Lanka had signed many conventions, Raja said.