Showing a united face, representatives of seven left and democratic parties, held a meeting here on Sunday to raise voice against what they said anti-people policies of the Modi government at the centre.
The meeting, chaired by advocate Sampuran Singh Chajjali, senior leader of CPI, was attended by district secretaries of CPI-ML (liberation), CPI-ML (new democracy), CPI-ML (red-star), CPM Punjab (Pasla), MCPI (united) and district convener of Aam Aadmi Party Dr AS Mann.
During the meeting, members of the parties raised concern over the massive increase in rail fares by the union government and the hike in bus fares by the SAD-BJP government in Punjab.
Members slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making false promises to the people and now increasing the fares even before the presentation of the budget in Parliament.
Members of all parties showed unity against the proposed 100% FDI in the defence sector and the proposal to hike prices of petrol, diesel and LPG.
The leaders said that 100% FDI in the defence sector would be a threat to the internal and external security of the country. "Besides posing a threat to the security of the country, the decision will also detrimental to the talented youths of the country and harm the technical approach."
Further, criticising the BJP-led government's directives to use Hindi for interaction on the social media, the leaders said, "India is a multi-cultural and multi-language country, how one language can be implemented in the country?"
Also, the proposed amendment, if implemented, in the labour law will also harm the interest of labourers of the country, they said.