Mangaluru, May 25, 2016 : District units of Left parties - CPI and CPM respectively took out a protest march and held a demonstration against the state and central governments on May 24, Tuesday. Their ire was against what the party stated is anti-people policies of both governments which had left the poor and the deserving sections of society in a rather piquant situation. The rally is a precursor to mammoth protest rally planned by the Left parties in Bengaluru on June 6.
CPI district secretary V Kukyan said the Congress which has completed three years in Karnataka and the BJP led NDA government two years at the centre have belied all promises made to their respective electorate. The NDA government is catering to the interests of the capitalists ignoring the interests of both farmers and the labour class, he said adding the state government too has failed in providing even basic minimum amenities to the people that expected it.
The BJP that promised to bring back black money stashed in tax havens abroad prior to the elections has failed miserably in this regard. Corporate borrowers owe Indian banks nearly Rs 3-lakh crore, he said adding nationalized banks have already declared this as non-performing assets. The union government also failed to stop liquor baron Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country and being brought to justice here, he noted.
CPM district secretary Vasanth Achary said it is the corporates who are reaping the benefits of Indian independence and not poor people.