GUWAHATI: The Left Democratic Manch (LDM), Assam took out a protest march against the Union budget 2020 on Friday from the Guwahati Club area. The party has sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the district commissioner Kamrup (M) regarding the Union budget and the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act). The LDM took out the protest march by extending their support to the appeal made by left democratic parties for nationwide protest from February 12 to 18. The manch claimed that the budget 2020 consists of several anti-people policies. The protestors claimed that the budget will invite economic crisis which will push a greater part of Assam to struggle in carrying their livelihood.
The LDM further alleged that the concession provided to the capitalist and corporate groups by the government in case of direct tax portrays the picture of economic discrimination and imbalanced situation of the country.
The Left Democratic Manch comprising of CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML), NCP, AAP, LDP and a few other left democratic parties placed the demands of – scrapping of the policy of privatization, resolving the issues of unemployment including 21,000 monthly wages for labors and unemployment allowance and scrapping of the CAA. Besides demanding to announce the issue of flood and erosion as a national problem, the manch demanded permanent solution for the same including allotment of fund for the all-round development of the state.