CPI(M) members court arrest

They demand that the government provide food security, bring down prices

The protesters took out a procession through the main streets of the City, raising slogans against the State and Central governments, holding them responsible for the inflation, unemployment and other problems.

Addressing the protesters CPI (M) leader G C Srirama Reddy said the Union government had declared tax concessions to foreign companies to the extent of Rs 4980 crore in the last two budgets. However  the common people of the country were burdened with additional Rs 82,000 crore tax. He termed it “an achievement of UPA government.”
The anti-people policy of the UPA government at the Centre has resulted in scarcity of food products, high rise in prices of basic commodities. As per the Arjun Seth Committee report the daily revenue of 77 per cent of the  population is Rs20, which deprives them of any purchasing power, he said.

He also demanded issue of ration cards to all the population of the country, and 14 basic commodities to be distributed through PDS.

Criticising the ban on cow slaughter, he said farmers were made a target  in this regard, as the cattle can be used only for 10 years and after that they become a burdon. Alos majority of the population in the country consume beef and banning cow slaughter only results in depriving them, he said.

He also criticised the government for making donations to religious mutts.
Introducing Nirantara Jyothi at the time of acute power shortage is ridiculous, he said.
The other schemes that he questioned were the funds set aside for pension for 60,000 anganwadi workers is Rs10,000 crore whereas the actual requirement is Rs 26,000 crore and how to make good the deficit.
CPI(M) leader Venkataswamy Reddy said public is fed up of the bad governance by Congress, BJP and JD(S).
Gangi Reddy of Raitha Sangh said VKRV Rao river-joining project and Paramashivaiah Project should have been implemented.

Police arrested the protesters and later released them.
Leaders Siddagangappa, Gangulappa, M P Munivenkatappa, Madhulatha, Bhagyamma of Anganawadi Workers Association, Sharada of Janavadi Mahila Sangha, CITU leader Lakshmidevamma and others participated.

During the jail bharo programme at Kolar, workers who attempted to enter the post office were manhandled by the police which resulted in some scuffle. Some were injured.
Gandhinagar Narayana Swamy, Venkatesh, K P Suryanarayana, Yallappa and others participated.

Hundreds of  CPI(M) activists  arrived from all over the taluk to participate in a procession that started from Bagepalli and proceeded towards Chikkaballapur.
Addressing the gathering DYFI district president Channarayappa said the district consists of large number of agriculture labourers and coolies. Agriculture has become very difficult due to rains failing. Even drinking water has become scarce.
The rural employment guarantee scheme has run into trouble due to heavy corruption, he said.

Alleging that the district administration has completely collapsed and officials are not answerable.
A picketing in front of the deputy commissioner’s office was held three months ago, and the deputy commissioner had assured action within one month.
However so far nothing has been done to resolve the problems, he said.
Leaders Nurullah, Majeed Saab, Valmiki Ashwathappa, Billur Nagaraj, G M Ramakrishnappa and others participated.
DH News Service

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