CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has called upon the Left forces to fight a twin battle against the attacks on livelihood of the people and communal polarization. He was addressing the public meeting on the occasion of Party’s Rajasthan state conference in Raisingnagar in Ganganagar district on December 11. Thousands of people, carrying red flags, joined the rally.
Karat said that it has already become evident whose ‘good days’ have arrived in six months of Modi government. Profits of the corporates are increasing rapidly whereas the expenditure and subsidy for the social welfare has decreased. The Modi government has unleashed attack on the employment opportunities by drastically cutting down allocation for the MNREGA. Likewise, whatever scope for compensation for peasants were provided for in the land acquisition Act, are being diluted. The labour reforms are virtually giving the employers the free right to fire the workers and curtailing social security of the working people. Rajasthan has become the laboratory for neo liberal attacks including labour law reforms, he said.
Karat also said that Rajasthan is also one of the laboratories for experimenting with Hindutva. After a RSS ‘pracharak’ has assumed power as Prime Minister, the Hindutva forces are out to capture all spheres including education and culture. They are out to divide the people so as to minimize the resistance against neo liberal aggression.
Party Central Committee members Hannan Mollah, Joginder Sharma, veteran leader of the Party Hetram Beniwal and Rajasthan state secretary Basudeo were among the others who spoke at the meeting.