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Adivasis should fight for their survival: Brinda

Adivasis should fight for  their survival: Brinda
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Visakhapatnam: 'The Adivasis should fight for their survival with the support of like-minded political...

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Visakhapatnam: "The Adivasis should fight for their survival with the support of like-minded political parties," Brinda Karat politburo member of Communist Party of India (Marxist) said.

After inaugurating the photo exhibition on the SC, ST Sub-Plan, life style and traditions of Girijans, welfare, health and other facilities in the agency areas organized by A P Girijana Sangham at the Andhra University Platinum Jubilee guest house here on Sunday, she said that the exhibition was a document of the Adivasis' struggles.

Referring to the series of letters written by Union Tribal Welfare Minister Y Kishore Chandra Deo, the public statement by Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh against leasing out mines in the agency areas and the contradictory statements by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy that they would not violate law in allotting mining lease, she deplored that it betrayed the double standards of both Central and State governments.

She demanded that either the Governor should apply his discretionary powers in cancelling the mining lease or the Ministry concerned should withdraw the lease permissions. Among others, former MP M Babu Rao, MLA from Tamil Nadu Dilli Babu, Girijan Sangham president K Satyanarayana and local CPM leader Gangaram were also present.

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