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Left in Manipur mocks Biren’s ‘false promises’

Left in Manipur mocks Biren’s ‘false promises’
Left parties weekl-ong protest against BJP-led government in Imphal on Thursday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Oct 10 | Publish Date: 10/10/2019 11:40:04 AM IST

Manipur CPI leader L Sotinkumar on Thursday mocked chief minister N Biren Singh for making false promises to the people of Manipur.

He said that Singh who is leading BJP’s coalition government in the state was making promises almost every day ever since he became the chief minister of the state and nothing was translated into action.

Sotinkumar was speaking on the first day of the weeklong protest of the left parties against BJP-led government.

The weeklong protest kicked-off on Thursday was part of Left Parties nation-wide weeklong protest against the economic crisis and the increasing misery of the people caused by the BJP-led government’s policies.

The protest which will continue till October 16 commenced from the state CPI office in Imphal’s Irawat Bhavan. Leaders of Left Parties - CPI, CPI(M), AIFB and RSP spoke at the meeting.

Sotinkumar said  that because of the anti-people policies of the BJP-led government at the Centre, poor and working class people were made to suffer a lot.

Instead of translating into action the promises the party had made during its election campaigns, the BJP government both at the Centre and in the state were actively engaging in telling lies to the people.

They always tell lies to the people by claiming translation of the poll promises, he said.

The Centre was facing financial crisis because of wrong policies of the BJP-led government, he said, reminding the deficit budget of Rs 1,70,00,000 crore of Union government.

The main reason behind the economic crisis being facing by the country was BJP’s corporate sector friendly policies that drained the country’s exchequer.

BJP came to power in the country with a huge financial investment from the corporate sector and the party was repaying them (corporate sector) with policies that will gain them only, he alleged.

In the meantime, keeping aside the economic crisis and increasing misery of the people, the saffron party was hectically engaging in the work to fulfil its agendas like making India a Hindu nation, he alleged.

During the weeklong agitation in which protests cum meetings will be organised across the state, the left parties will highlight anti-people policies of the BJP-led government, said the organisers of the weeklong protest.

The left parties will campaign for hiking of minimum wages of labourers to Rs 21,000 per month, seeking 200 days of work a year under the NREGS during the protest cum meeting, they said.

Other demands to be highlighted by the left parties include increasing old age pension amount to Rs 500 per month, honorarium of VDF (Village Defence Force) and home guard personnel higher than the minimum wage etc.

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