TEZPUR: Along with the rest of the country, in Tezpur also the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sonitpur district committee staged a protest against the 'anti-people' policies adopted by the Centre on Monday.
Several districts across the country witnessed protests against the government for mishandling the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown. At the end of the protest programme that was held at Court Panchali under the leadership of secretary of the Tezpur chapter CPI (M), Moneshwar Boro, the protesters comprising over 100 activists of CPI (M), later submitted a five-point memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner that was addressed to the Prime Minister.
The memorandum included five demands - cash transfer of Rs 7,500 per month for a period of six months to all families outside the income tax-paying bracket, free monthly distribution of 10 kg of food grains per individual for the same period, a minimum 200 days of employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme with enhanced wages, extension of the employment guarantee scheme to the urban poor and immediate announcement of an unemployment allowance. Moneshwar Boro later, while talking to media persons, urged the government to come forward with a positive notion to address people's grievances.
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