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CPI(ML) to protest job scheme delay

CPI(ML) POLITBURO member and state secretary Akhilendra Pratap Singh said the party would launch statewide ?jail bharo? movement on June 26 to protest against the State Government?s failure to start the Rural Employment Guarantee programme.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2006 01:24 IST

CPI(ML) POLITBURO member and state secretary Akhilendra Pratap Singh said the party would launch statewide ‘jail bharo’ movement on June 26 to protest against the State Government’s failure to start the Rural Employment Guarantee programme.

“Our dharnas and demonstrations on the issue have failed to move the government. Now, we have decided to broaden the movement,” he said.

Talking to mediapersons on Friday, Singh said the ‘jail bharo’ programme would force the government to focus on issues related to the common man.

“The Central Government has planned to launch the Rural Employment Guarantee programme in 22 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Fund for scheme has been released but the State Government is not doing its bit,” Singh rued.

“Along with the poverty-ridden districts the focus of the employment scheme is on the Naxal-infested districts of Mirzapur, Chandauli and Sonebhadra. But job cards have been issued merely to one per cent people and no date has been specified on them. Officers have adopted this tactics to indulge in corruption. If measures were not taken to check it then it would be a scam bigger than the job for food programme,” he said.

The Bhoomi Sena scheme launched by the government has proved to be a dam squib. Instead the state government should set up fast track court for the quick disposal of land related disputes and set up a Land Commission, he said.

Continuing his attack on the State Government, Singh said the Chief Minister had announced that all fake cases lodged against political activists would be withdrawn and they would be released from jail. “In reality, only SP workers have got relief,” Singh lamented. He accused the ruling party of attacking other political workers.

Singh welcomed the formation of the People’s Democratic Front. Along with raising the issues related to the poor, the PDF would also stop vote bank politics in the State, he said.

On the felicitation of Emergency heroes by the Chief Minister, Singh said it was a political gimmick. The State Government was not committed to democratic values, he alleged.