From our Special Correspondent
Silchar, November 23: A large number of members and activists of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) held demonstration before the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar here today with a 5 point charter of demands, pressing for their fulfillment. As its avowed commitment to work for and uphold the cause of working class people, CPI (ML) in its memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner addressed to the Chief Minister of Assam and raised the burning issues of day to day affairs, affecting in particular the life and living of the common masses.
Haidar Hussain Choudhury, secretary CPI (ML), Cachar district committee, before submitting the memorandum read out the demands before the impressive assembly and the media-persons. One of the issues badly telling upon all sections of people is of the deplorable conditions of all roads across the district and beyond its border. The memorandum pressed for their repair and construction. Another issue equally affecting the people is the ever rising prices of essential commodities and the erroneous and corrupt-ridden public distribution system (PDS) which call for immediate intervention and action for redressal.
Besides, the daily wages of construction workers as well as those of unorganized sectors remain too low which are quite insufficient to cater to their daily needs for dignified sustence and existence. The memorandum demanded it be raised to Rs.500 each day. The condition of hard working and committed ASHA workers remains unchanged due mainly to their uncertainty in their posts and irregular as well as meagre monthly salary which should be raised to Rs.5000 each month. Another burning issue related to the conditions of NRHM workers who despite their sincere and committed services round the year do not get the necessary fincial backup from the government. This affects their working conditions and also their work culture for which they have earned place of recognition and distinction. Haidar Hussain Choudhury expressed his hope and confidence that the Chief Minister would give due and proper thought to these genuine demands of the people for their resolution.