By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 3: tiol CPI secretary Atul Kumar Anjaan has questioned Prime Minister rendra Modi as to how Nepal, which procures fuel from India, can sell petrol at Rs 50 a litre at a time when it costs Rs 70/80 a litre in India.
Addressing the media at the CPI office in Guwahati on Tuesday, Anjaan said: “Nowhere in the world prime ministers make announcements of issues like demonetization that are generally done by RBI governors. As to why the government can’t give any explation on the black money that made it to go for the extreme step like demonetization? Demonetization is followed by the implementation of GST that has increased the tax to 28 per cent against 18 per cent earlier. This is not all. Even 5 per cent GST has been imposed on door-to-door garbage collection. Even coffin has not been spared. Over the years it was tax free, but with the implementation of GST it has been brought under taxable goods. It has 8 per cent tax now.”
Reacting sharply to the Prime Minister’s ‘beti bachao’ slogan, Anjaan raised the issue of jourlist-activist Gouri who was shot dead in Bangalore just for speaking against the RSS-BJP. “Where has the slogan gone now? Gouri was also someone’s daughter,” he said.
On the poor health infrastructure in Gujarat where 314 people died of danguu and swine flu this year, Anjaan said: “According to a survey such a large number of people died since there is lack of adequate number of doctors in rural areas. What has the State Government done over the years without appointing doctors and other medical staff there?”
Raising the Pama Papers issue, Anjaan said: “The Prime Minister himself is trying to protect the tax dodgers who are hand in gloves with the Central power structure. As many as 500 Indians figured in the list. They have offshore investment and black money in foreign banks. However, their mes have been kept a secret.”
Anjaan said that the CPI was carrying out a campaign all over the tion against price rise, corruption, GST and in support of disclosing the mes figured in Pama Papers. He said that from November 1-5, 2017 the All India Kisan Sabha is going to hold a dhar in front of the Parliament House in support of their demand for paying Rs 10,000 per month as pension to Kisan-agri-workers-rural-artisans at the age of 60 years.