Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Left parties held Rally at the Ldh Railway Station

Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM
Then marched to the Clock Tower Chowk against Govt.
Ludhiana: 25 Jan 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Comrade Screen):
The Communist Party of India (CPI) and  CPI(M) held a protest march against the rise in prices of essential commodities including the LPG Petrol, deteriorating law and order situation and other anti people policies of the state government, consolidation of land and sand mafia, criminal activities of drug mafia and increase in the petty crime. The parties held rally at the railway station and then marched to the Clock Tower Chowk. Speaking on the occasion various speakers said that even the police personnel are not safe as proved by the killing of an ASI trying to save the honour of his daughter by a member of the Akali Dal. The incident of violence at the mini secretariat is also another evidence. The law and order situation has deteriorated to the lowest ebb ever in the recent period. All sections of the people particularly the women have never felt them so unsafe as today. The unwarranted behaviour with the struggling teachers is highly condemnable the speakers said. There is political interference in the functioning of the police. Land Mafia and Sand Mafia as well as the drug peddlers are active without any fear. The speakers also lambasted the government for imposing taxes to the tune of Rs. 9000 crores on the people of Punjab in form of property tax, increase in bus fare, registration of vehicle rates increase, enhancement of rate of Intqal and TS 1, electricity tariff etc. The tax on petrol is also maximum in Punjab. Not only that the employees are not being paid salaries on time. Even the pension is not being disbursed. Over and above increase in the prices of LPG have completely imbalanced the ordinary family. Large number of people have not got the subsidies. They are even finding it difficult to get Aadhar cards. People have to wait in long queues for this and then run around in the banks. Policies of both state and central governments have robbed the people. Those who addressed the gathering include Com Vijay Mishra- Member State Committee CPM, Com Kartar Singh Bowani- Secretary CPI Ludhiana, Com Sukhminder Singh Sekhon- Member state committee CPI (M), Com Gulzar Gorea, Com O  P Mehta,  Com D P Maur, Com Jatinder Pal , Com Jagdish, Com Ramesh Rattan, Com Amarjeet Mattu- Distt. Secretary CPM, Com Badev Singh Latala, Com Surinder Singh Jalaldiwal, Com Avtar Gill, Com Gurnam Sidhu, Com Sukhminder Lotey, Com Devraj, Com Kewal Singh, Com Jagdish Chander, Com Amarnath Koomkalan, Com Anod Kumar, Com Manjeet Singh Buta, Com Ramadhar Singh.

Monday, January 6, 2014

VAT should be withdrawn on domestic gas, petrol and diesel

Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM
MCPI (United) condemns the increase in the prices
Doraha5 Jan 214: (Punjab Screen Buureau): 
Marxist Communist Party of India (United) in a statement has condemned the inappropriate and unabated increase in the prices of domestic Gas, Petrol and Diesel, thus burdening the common man and giving huge profits to the monopoly oil companies of the country when 80% of the population of the country is already poverty ridden. The price rise in these commodities will further increase the problems of the common man and those of the poverty ridden people. The party is of the view that the price rise will further worsen the country’s economy. M C P I (U) demanded the roll back of the price rise and to withdraw its policy of decontrol of domestic  gas, petrol and diesel and supply gas, petrol and diesel at subsidized rates to the consumers. 
According to a statement released by the Secretary, State Committee, M C P I(U), Punjab; Comrade Pawan Kumar Kaushal party also demanded that Adhaar Card should not be made mandatory for the purpose of getting subsidy as the Supreme Court decision, secondly the subsidy must be given in cash instead of through the banks,because the consumer has to pay Rs.30 to 40 more than on the subsidized cylinder in the form of V A T. One has to waste time and daily to enquire about the subsidy that is a difficult job for a daily wage earner. The Party demanded that the respective governments  should withdraw V A T on domestic gas, petrol and diesel.