Saturday, June 1, 2013

CPIM activists courted arrest in Rajastan as part of National Campaign

Jaipur Collectorate
CPIM activists courted arrests across Rajastan on Friday as part of its pan India protests from May 15 to 31 on public issues like FDI, inflation and corruption in government functioning.

The protest in Jaipur was led by party general secretary Prakash Karat, who addressed a public gathering at the Collectorate Circle, before courting arrest with hundreds of party comrades.

"Our protests will continue till the government brings in land reforms, checks price rise, distributes land lease deeds to the homeless and provides 35kg wheat at the rate of Re 1 per kg under the public distribution system (PDS)," Karat said.

The CPI(M) leader also said party's demand was to provide 35kg wheat under the PDS, but the UPA-II was adamant at giving only 25kg wheat at the rate of Re 1. He claimed that the Union government's policies were aimed at benefiting the capitalists at the cost of the common man. The government has failed to ensure jobs for the urban youths unlike the rural poor getting employment under the MGNREGS, he added.

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