People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 03

January 20, 2013



Protest Demo against Rail Fare Hike


OPPOSING strongly the rail fare hike, CPI(M) organised a protest demonstration at Bhubaneswar Railway Station on January 11, 2013 . The CPI(M) cadres marched in a procession  inside the Railway Station and staged a demonstration before the Station Manager’s Office. The CPI(M) leaders demanded immediate withdrawal of the fare hikes in all categories of passengers except the top two classes, AC–I and AC–II . The Party leaders also said the decision of the railway ministry is not only anti-people, but also unconstitutional. The anti-people decision which will further burden the common people cannot be accepted. More and more people must be organised against this policy of the UPA government in the coming days. The demonstration was led by CPI(M) state secretariat member and Bhubaneswar district secretary Suresh Panigrahy including the local committee secretary Prabhat Panigrahy, Tribal leader Sala Marandi, Basti Basinda Mohasabha joint Secretary Anjan Nath, SFI leader Sachin Sundar Nayak and many other leaders participated. Hundreds of common people participated at the meeting place.