Jail Bharo receives good response in Krishna
Communist Party of India Vijayawada city committee and Krishna district committee jointly organised Jail Bharo programme on Monday protesting against the inaction of the Central government to resolve the farmers’ problems at Dharna Chowk near Alankar center in Vijayawada on Monday.
Vijayawada: Communist Party of India Vijayawada city committee and Krishna district committee jointly organised Jail Bharo programme on Monday protesting against the inaction of the Central government to resolve the farmers’ problems at Dharna Chowk near Alankar center in Vijayawada on Monday.
About 100 CPI activists including some leaders were arrested and shifted to Kankipadu and Pamidimukkala police stations.
The dharna was staged as part of the nation-wide protests called by CPI national council. CPI state secretariat member and former MLC Jalli Wilson, party leaders, P Durga Bhavani, R Ravindranadh, Ch Koteswara Rao, city secretary Donepudi Sankar and other leaders lead the dharna.
CPI leaders and party activists raised slogans against the anti-farmer policies of the Union and State governments. Speaking on the occasion, former MLC Jalli Wilson said that about 46 per cent farmers in the country and 92 per cent farmers in the state were suffering with severe debts and unable to continue cultivation due to financial constraints.
He said several hundred farmers committed suicide in two Telugu states due to financial problems.He alleged both the State and Union governments are not resolving the problems of the farmers leading to the suicides of farmers.
He alleged the governments are arresting the farmers when they take up agitations but not resolving their problems.
CPI city secretary Donepudi Sankar said the state government failed to form the price fixation committee as promised before the elections by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Sankar has demanded that the State government should implement Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) regularly and pay Rs 300 as daily wage to the labourers.
The state government should take responsibility to protect the interests of farmers and agricultural sector, he pointed out. Later, CPI leaders and party activists tried to march towards the All India Radio Station to lay the seize. But, the police prevented them and arrested. Rythu Sangham leader KVV Prasad, M Yalamanda Rao and others participated in the protests.