Left protests petrol price hike
Vows to launch sustained campaign till rollback Cabinet meetings at far off places a burden to exchequer: Tarigami
Srinagar, May 31: Vowing to launch a sustained campaign against ‘anti-people’ policies of the centre, State Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and MLA Kulgam Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami Thursday demanded rollback of petrol price hike.
“People at the helm have always been insensitive to the needs of aam admi. While subsidies are being doled out to rich, poor and common masses of this country are left to fend for themselves,” he said.
Tarigami along with his party workers Tuesday afternoon assembled at Pratap Park, here to protest the petrol price hike. Pertinently, the political parties including CPI and BJP had today called for a country-wide bandh against the petrol price hike.
“Entire country is protesting against the hike, which is totally flawed inasmuch as that the parliament was in session, yet the government ignored to take other members into confidence before announcing the hike,” he said.
Tarigami said Kashmiris must also protest against the hike, like the people in other states have done.
“We as Kashmiris have always raised our voice against atrocities and we should not keep mum at this point of time. The struggle against the hike is also a struggle against cruelty and injustice meted out to a common man,” the MLA said.
Tarigami also criticized the state government for holding cabinet meetings in far flung areas in the state. He said: “Holding such meetings at far off places only burdens the exchequer and the common people are indirectly affected by way of paying more taxes.”
He accused the centre and the state governments of marginalizing the common people by following “neo-liberal policies.”
Tarigami said the government should formulate policies that are in the interest of general public.
Tarigami said more protests would follow against the price hike. “We will launch a sustained campaign till the centre rolls back the hike.”
Meanwhile, Tarigami also met the members of National Youth Corps here who are on a hunger strike for the past four days demanding regularization of their services.
“You have to be one and fight for your right in unison. Don’t get swayed by anyone’s talk or lecture,” he told them.
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