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Mangaluru : CPI(M) to hold dharna on June 16 seeking to end lockdown grievances

Mangaluru : CPI(M) to hold dharna on June 16 seeking to end lockdown grievances

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 13, 2020:   The   District unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has decided to hold a dharna at all  taluk headquarters  in the district and also in different places of Mangaluru taluk on June 16 urging the government to solve the problems faced by the common people due to lockdown.



Informing this to reporters  here, Vasanth Achari, District Secretary of CPI(M) alleged that the local MP and MLAs had behaved in a dictatorial fashion during lockdown  and accused them of neglecting the district administration.

Highlighting the inconveniences faced by the labourers and the poor due to lockdown, Achari also enlisted the various demands of his party. He said  all families outside the Income Tax net should get a direct cash benefit of Rs 7,500 per month for the next six months and  every individual belonging  to such families  should get 10 kg food grain free of cost for the next six months.

Under the Employment Guarantee scheme the workers should get a minimum of 200 days of work with increased minimum wages, he said and added that  the party demands unemployment allowance and  end to   privatisation of public sector undertakings. The party will also demand  supply of all essentials including ventilators to the health care sector to facilitate fight against Covid-19.

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