(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 18, 2009
Manik Sarkar Calls for Defeat of Congress-NCP government
and CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Manik Sarkar called for defeat of
Addressing a packed gathering of tribals, farmers, women in Borgaon village in Surgana assembly constituency, Sarkar lambasted union agriculture and food minister Sharad Pawar in particular for neglecting the farmers plight and actively seeking to destroy the existing PDS system.
Sitting MLA and CPI(M) candidate J P Gavit is fighting against NCP canidate from this constituency.
Manik Sarkar told the gathering about the central government's efforts to dismantle the PDS system by bringing in a Food Security Act. He said the draft sent to the state governments was anti-poor and it seeks to curtail the quantum of grain distributed and increases the price of foodgrains. He asked the audience to pull up the local NCP candidate and ask why his president is approving this move.
even after 60 years of independence, farmers are committing suicide in
also criticised the Congress-NCP
CPI(M) candidate J P Gavit felicitated Manik Sarkar and thanked him for visiting his constituency for campaigning. The entire ground was jampacked with people. Many who came late climbed on trees, roof tops and sat in adjoining lanes to listen to the leaders.