Left parties demand special package for Rayalaseema

Left parties demand special package for Rayalaseema
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The 2-day Left parties’ agitation in support of Rayalaseema demands was disrupted by the police on the second day by forcible arrest of the Left party leaders. The police disrupted the agitation mid-way on the second day on Wednesday and took the leaders into custody and later let them off. Among those who were arrested include local leaders Jagadeesh, V Rambhoopal and Jaffer.

Anantapur: The 2-day Left parties’ agitation in support of Rayalaseema demands was disrupted by the police on the second day by forcible arrest of the Left party leaders. The police disrupted the agitation mid-way on the second day on Wednesday and took the leaders into custody and later let them off. Among those who were arrested include local leaders Jagadeesh, V Rambhoopal and Jaffer.

Highlights:

  • Narayana demands state govt to allocate 100 tmcft of water for Rayalaseema and also special package
  • Gives call for Rayalaseema bandh on May 24
  • TDP govt pursuing anti-farmers policies, says CPM state secretary P Madhu

Earlier, CPI national secretary K Narayana has demanded the state government to allocate 100 tmcft of water for the Rayalaseema districts and also initiate steps for speedy industrialisation of the region apart from giving special package to the region.

Participating in the massive sit-in along with CPM state secretary P Madhu at the Collectorate here on Wednesday, Narayana called for Rayalaseema bandh on May 24 to expose the failures of the government and to pressurise the government to come to the rescue of the people of Rayalaseema and bring the government on its knees. He said that the government is yet to pay Rs 59 crore wage bills to the NREGS workers.

He said that drought is ruling the roost and workers are going on a migration spree. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is looting people and giving crores worth lands to Singapore companies and depriving the farmers of their livelihood. He advised farmers against taking to the extreme step of committing suicides and going on a migration spree. Narayana called upon the people to revolt against the ruling TDP government and even be prepared to go to jails. He said that the CPI as a party will stand by the people.
The CPI national secretary accused the Chief Minister and opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy of vying with each other to surrender themselves to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He maintained that both the Rayalaseema leaders were pulling strings to save themselves from criminal cases. The CPI national leader said that while Reliance showroom is selling chillies at Rs 34,500 per quintal and they were purchasing for a mere Rs 2,500 per quintal from the farmers.

CPM state secretary P Madhu has decried the state government for pursuing policies which are detrimental to the interests of farmers and working class. He said that the Bajaj and Reliance insurance companies collected Rs 21,500 crore from the farmers but paid a premium of a mere Rs 714 crore. Large number of people participated in the dharna. CPI state secretary K Ramakrishna and other Left leaders also present.

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