People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 05, 2004
Fulfil Promises Or Else Face Struggles: CPI(M)
AS part of the campaign taken up by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) all over the country, demanding the central and state governments to fulfil their promises given to the people during the elections, a massive rally was taken out in Hyderabad on August 26, under the banner of the Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy district committees of the Party. Led by the state secretary of the Party, B V Raghavulu, secretaries of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy district committees, P S N Murthy and D G Narasimha Rao and others, the rally started from Sundarayya Park at Baghlingampally. Holding banners and flags of the CPI(M) and placards demanding sanction of house sites, house pattas and ration cards to the eligible people, the rallyists passed through VST, RTC X Roads and Ashoknagar and reached Indira park where a public meeting was held.
the meeting, Raghavulu warned the central and state governments of facing the
wrath of the people, if they do not give up the decisions which are detrimental
to the interests of the people. The
people, who expected something good would be done if the Congress comes to
power, are disappointed during the 100-day rule of the Congress-led UPA
government at the centre. The Congress rule at the centre and in the state is
contrary to the expectations of the people. Terming the rule of the Y S
Rajasekhara Reddy government in the state a mixture of good and bad, Raghavulu
pointed out that though the government had fulfilled some of its promises, it
could not show any solution to many other issues.
The state government could not come out with any measures to tackle the
problems being faced by the common people and the middle class. It has not yet
transferred powers, funds and responsibilities to the local bodies. Raghavulu
regretted that the government was not even thinking in the direction of tackling
the problems of house sites, house pattas, ration cards, land, electricity, and
of the farmers and agricultural workers, leave alone solving them.
He demanded the government to appoint a committee to resolve the land
asked the central government to ponder over as to how the masses and middle
class people can bear the burdens, if prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and
cooking gas continued to be increased once in every fortnight. It is painful
that the government of India did not recognise that increase of diesel price
would impose burdens on the entire population, directly and indirectly. Pointing
out that inviting foreign direct investment into insurance and telecom sectors
and privatisation of civil airlines is against the interests of the country,
Raghavulu demanded the government to withdraw such moves immediately. P S N
Murthy and D G Narasimha Rao also addressed the meeting.