CPI(M) bats for dalit community

Speaking at a press meet in Mysore on Wednesday, Basavaraju said that the funds earmarked for the dalits should be utilised judicially. He also stressed for the judicial implementation of forest act , drop the idea of closing down the Kannada medium schools, minimum wages of Rs 10,000 for the workers of unorganised sector and suitable price for the tobacco, silk, sugar cane, cotton and other crops.

The demands also included cancellation of contract system and beginning of double railway track works on the Mysore-Bangalore route and create job opportunities for hundreds of people.

The memorandum included 24 clauses including priority to lay railway track on Mysore-Kerala, Mysore-Tamil Nadu and Mysore-Madikeri. Protests will be held if necessary to lay stress on their demands, he said. Somashekar, Jagadish, Jagannath, Vijaykumar and others were present in the press meet.

New Committee
The new office-bearers of the district unit are K Basavaraju, Secretary, L Jagannath, V Basavaraju, Vijayakumar, H S Jagadish, Jayaramu, Somashankar and Sunanda.
 

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