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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

CPM starts campaign : Asks Govt. to implement sixth pay commission

The CPM on Tuesday said it was closely watching the performance of the UPA government and will continue to guide the government to pursue policies keeping in mind the interest of common man.

The CPM has asked the government to implement sixth pay commission.

Speaking at a Jan Vikalp Rally organised by the state unit of CPM here on Tuesday, senior leader Sitaram Yechury said the party was forcing UPA government to adopt polices which are in the interest of the common people.

He said the CPM prevailed upon the Union government not to implement policies of retrenchment and privatisation.

Yechury claimed that UPA government can not function without the support of Left parties.

Criticising the BJP, Yechury described it as a communal party. He said BJP was dividing people on the basis of religion and caste for gaining political power.

Speaking on the occasion senior party leader Nilotapal Basu said farmers are facing great hardship because they are not getting remunerative prices of their produce.

He said majority of the farmers are under debt and hundreds of farmers had committed suicide. He said economic disparities have increased to a great extent due to the wrong economic policies of Congress and BJP government, adopted under pressure of World Trade Organisation.

Inderjeet Singh, State Secretary of CPM, said that the people of Haryana are facing heavy shortage of electricity.

Earlier workers of Ram Setu Raksha Manch opposed the rally of CPM. The police resorted to mild lathi charge in order to disperse them in which four workers received minor injuries.

The police took about 70 workers in custody and detained them at the local police station. Later they were released.