Moves to Curtail MNREGA Will Not Be Tolerated

Speaker after speaker reminded the audience that the MNREGA was enacted by the UPA-I government because of the pressure mounted by the Left parties, on whose support they were dependent then. They lamented the fact that instead of making improvements in the implementation of MGNREGA to increase the number of workdays from the current dismal national average of 45 days to its full potential of 100 days, the BJP government is seeking to curtail and subvert the character of the employment guarantee scheme. They termed the moves to curtail the MGNREGA as a serious onslaught on the “rights and livelihood of the rural poor”.

Thousands Protest Dilution of MNREGA

Slogans of `Save MGNREGA, Save the Poor’ reverberated at Jantar Mantar in Delhi today as thousands of MGNREGA workers joined the CPI(M) leadership in their dharna. Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of Tripura became the first Chief Minister in the country to have to protest on the street because of the Central Government policy which has deprived Tripura of 50 per cent of its due. The dharna was inaugurated by Prakash Karat, General Secretary of CPI(M) who said that the Modi government is acting at the behest of the corporates and the vested interests in the rural areas who are now compelled to pay higher wages since the implementation of the scheme. He said that the Party will resist and fight.

Landslide Victory for Left Front in Tripura

Through this verdict the people of Tripura have demonstrated and reiterated their faith and confidence in the Left Front government. However, there is no room for complacency and self-boasting for this spectacular victory. This has only further heightened the responsibility of the Left Front and obviously the Left Front government. Keeping all these in mind, we shall have to prepare ourselves to discharge our responsibilities and tasks in a befitting manner with due guidance and cooperation of the people of Tripura at large.

Central Committee Communique

The Central Committee noted that the Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and the Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, were finally forced to resign after the Prime Minister and the Congress party resisted this demand while the parliament session was on. This has exposed the hypocrisy of the Congress which has blamed the opposition for the disruption of the parliamentary proceedings since the wrong-doing of the ministers became known.

Historic Victory in Tripura

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) warmly greets the people of Tripura for electing the Left Front to a historic fifth successive term in office. With this reelection, the seventh Left Front Government will be formed in Tripura.The Left Front has won a sweeping victory getting 50 out of the 60 assembly seats. This is one more than the tally of 49 won in the previous election.

Tripura TTADC Results

In the elections held to the Tripura Tribal Autonomous District Council, the Left Front has won all 25 results declared so far. Elections were held for 27 seats and election to one seat was countermanded due to the death of a candidate. The results of the remaining two seats are expected late in the night.

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