JOYSAGAR: In protest against the BJP-led Union Government’s alleged failure in protecting the rights of the people, especially farmers and labourers, and in checking price hike in the country, the United Left Movement of Assam (ULMA), Sivasagar district chapter, staged a two-hour hunger strike in front of the Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner’s office on Thursday. The Sivasagar district units of the CPI and CPM led the movement where former Rajya Sabha MP Durpad Borgohain, CPI Central politburo Dharma Baruah, Kanak Gogoi and INTUC leader Rudra Baruah took part.
Addressing the gathering, former MP and senior CPI leader Durpad Borgohain alleged that during the Narendra Modi reign, a farmer was dying in every 30 hours and a woman was being raped every six hours. Besides, the abnormal price hike of essential commodities, including petroleum products and LPG, was making life miserable for common people. Other CPI leaders also spoke on the occasion and discussed the miseries of government teachers and employees who were being deprived of regular salary and the pathetic condition of the country’s unemployed manpower.