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Brinda slams Modi govt for being in denial mode in Vijayawada

Brinda slams Modi govt for being in denial mode in Vijayawada
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CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat lambasted the NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday for being in the denial mode continuously.

Vijayawada: CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat lambasted the NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday for being in the denial mode continuously.

Addressing the media here on Friday, Brinda Karat said, "Indian economy is in an unprecedented recession due to the demonetisation that was implemented three years back. Yet Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been continuously in denial mode by stating that the first quarter of this financial year was exceptionally good."

She said that being a woman, the Union finance minister should know that the prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed and the economy is in doldrums. "When there was hardly any work for women, the MNREGS works were denied to them which is gross injustice," she said.

Moreover, the Modi administration has earmarked Rs 25,000 crore for the revival of real estate projects instead of helping the poor women for livelihood, she said. It is sad that five crore tonnes food grains are rotting in godowns while the people find it hard to purchase food grains in the market at a reasonable price, Brinda said.

The Modi administration is not at all interested in passing the women reservation bill though with its brute majority passed the Triple Talaq Bill immediately, she said. Expressing concern over the growing sexual crimes against women and children, Brinda said that 38,000 cases were registered in the last two years.

Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government for patronising the criminals and rapists, she said that BJP former MP Chinmayananda Swami sexually assaulted students and women working in his educational institution and he runs around 16 institutions.

She said that the Hindutva forces were trying to push back the women into their homes.

AIDWA D Rama Devi state general secretary said that AIDWA was organising several programmes from Anti-Violence Day on November 25 to the Human Rights Day on December 10. CPM leaders B Punyavati and others were present.

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