A Thunderbolt from the sky..A thunderbolt that could make change.A Thunderbolt that will tear apart the black clouds of imperialism and communalism that had covered India.Yes change is inevitable..Change will Come..
Bengal Left Front Committee has launched a huge statewide signature
campaign as a part of the nationwide campaign ensuring the demand for 35
kg rice at the cost of Rs.2 per kg for every household beyond APL or
BPL delimitation. The historic signature campaign would thus fulfill the
slogan of Food for All.
So the demand affirms no distinction between APL and BPL, the government
has to ensure Food for All. Every signature therefore would ensure a
step forward to fulfill the demand throughout 19 districts of the state.
While inaugurating the signature campaign Left Front Chairman Biman
Basu at Entally market area said that food grains are getting rotten in
government stores, gobbled by rats. But people still starve to death in
this country. This is no way acceptable.
To ensure Food Security the Left Front would ensure 5 crores signature
in the whole country in which the 19 districts of West Bengal would
ensure 1.5 crores signatures. ‘We would reach every household with the
demand of Food Security for all, interact with them. People would give
their signature to ensure food for millions of lives. We are trying to
convince the Prime Minister the actual food situation of the country,
said Biman Basu.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, veteran Left Front
leader Ashok Ghosh, and other Left Front leaders initiated the signature
While speaking on how the UPA government has not fulfilled the promise
they once assured to the people of India, the leader of opposition Surya
Kanta Misra said that ‘the Presidential speech of the first session
after the UPA-II government came in power assured the promulgation of
Food Security Act within first 100 days of the government. Time has gone
by from 2009 to 2012, but that 100 days never returned’. Biman Basu
also said in this context that ‘it was a long standing demand of the
Left Front that the country must implement Food Security Act to prevent
starvation and death. Although the bill is prepared and tabled but the
act is yet to be promulgated’.
Misra while criticizing the UPA government said that ‘the government
spares no time to ensure food security for its own people whereas it
takes no time to implement FDI in retail sector. It takes a minute to
hike the price of Petrol, Diesel and Cooking Gas’.
The signature campaign programme in its inaugural day has however
witnessed people’s spontaneous participation. From leaders of different
parties to the dignitaries of different field of excellence to the
common mass the campaign marked its success and promise to succeed the
month long programme.
The important signatories were Ashok Ghosh, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee,
Biman Basu, Manjukumar Majumder, Kshiti Goswami, Surya Kanta Misra,
Rabin Deb, Raghunath Kushari, Avik dutta, Pratim Chatterjee, Manoj
Bhattacharya, Subhas Roy, shaibal Chatterjee, Jayanta Roy, Shayamsri
Das, former Vice Chancellor Pabitra Sarkar, Shubhankar Chakraborty,
Ashok Nath Basu, Dilip Basu,
Malini Bhattacharya, litterateur Abul
Bashar, film director Tarun Majumdar etc.