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CPM meet focusses on grassroots, lambasts Sonowal government

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Special Correspondent

Silchar, Dec 3: CPM which has virtually gone into hibertion is trying to assert itself by organizing public meetings and local body interactions. It has lost much ground in the valley. Its base among the poor, peasantry and middle class people has eroded. During the assembly elections of 2016, the party could not win even a single seat. In order to regain the lost ground, leaders are desperate to organize meetings and also create platform for interactions.

As a part of its campaign, the leaders of Karimganj organized a public meeting on Saturday in the very heart of the town. Though the meeting could not attract much public attendance, the message conveyed was to take political mileage out of the areas which are still neglected. The well known CPM leader Ramendra Dey, former MLA from Badarpur, who was the chief speaker, went hammer and tongue to lambast Sonowal government which he said “is busy with festivals and evictions”. Not even a single poll promise made by the Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has been fulfilled during its more than 18 months of rule. Conditions of network of roads, health structure, supply of electricity round the clock remain uttended.

Corruption, continued Ramendra Dey, at Panchayat levels is mounting. Crores of rupees have been spent for mami Barak without even taking or planning protection measures to contain erosions which have taken a mecing shape. To cover up these lapses, he pointed out commul feelings are being flared up. Temples are desecrated, masjid smeared with graffiti with only one objective to cause conflict and clash among people. Ramendra Dey at the meeting presided over by Dharmanda Chakraborty, “This government is also giving no proper attention to agriculture and farmers who are in desperation”.

Elaborating, he said the condition of farmers is worst than that of the Congress regime. They are not provided loan on soft terms, seeds and fertilizers. There is crisis in agriculture. Better care is taking of capitalists and industrialists who are given loans and for their ibility to return, these are waived. No concrete action plan has been taken to control floods and nothing is being done for irrigation facilities. Huge money is being spent from public exchequer for celebrations. Poor and have-nots are being evicted from their lands by using brutal force. It is the same scerio in urban and rural areas. Those uprooted are left under the open sky in this shivering cold. Ramendra Dey described it as a “mere inhuman act”.

On the ongoing NRC verification and update, Ramendra Dey said, “There has been lack of positive move and will on the part of the Centre and the State”. The Centre in particular has come under severe criticism of the Apex Court. There is no semblance of development ever since Sonowal government came to power though both the Centre and the State are ruled BJP. According to him, Sonowal government is anti people and it is high time mass movement has to be launched for change of government at Dispur in the 2022 elections. Others who addressed the public meeting included Nirmal Dey and Nishit Ranjan Das.

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