THREE RESOLUTIONS pertaining to the rehabilitation of gas victims, Prof Sabharwal’s death and effective flood relief were passed during a public meeting of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) organised at Budhwara on Sunday afternoon in the presence of party general secretary Prakash Karat.
In the first resolution, it was demanded that immediate and effective action be taken as regards the relief,rehabilitation, health and employment of those affected by gas and contaminated water in the old city.
It was also demanded that the Union Government take steps to produce Warren Anderson in an Indian court and that a special court be set up to hear criminal cases related to gas tragedy.
The participants expressed deep shock on the brutal death of Prof H S Sabharwal and offered condolences to his family through another resolution.
The resolution urged the people of Bhopal and the entire State to unite and observe Black Day on September 5 to protest this barbaric incident. Traders were also urged to shut their shops on the day.
The third resolution was related to flood situation in the State capital and demanded that detailed survey be conducted to properly analyse the losses, 100 per cent compensation for victims, free foodgrains for flood-hit people without binding of the BPL card since most of those affected are very poor and belong to the unorganised labour sector.
The resolution also demanded special arrangements for prevention of infectious diseases. CPI (M) District Secretary Pramod Pradhan presented the resolutions while M V Bargat presided over.
Speaking at the public meeting, the CPI (M) General Secretary reiterated his call of sincere implementation of the Common Minimum Programme by the UPA Government at the Centre.
The party is conducting a political campaign against issues such as price rise, foreign policy and other economic policies, he said adding that if the policies were not amended suitably the agitation would be intensified. State secretary Bahadur Singh Dhakad said the State Government is functioning under pressure of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is why
communalist incidents have increased rapidly.
Pramod Pradhan lashed out at the State Government for messing up with flood relief and rehabilitation work.
P N Verma, Pushan Bhattacharya, Mahesh Singh, Balwant Dange, Sadhna Karnik, Drigchandra Prajapati, Mukesh Bhadoria, Devyani Ghosh and Sarwar Ansari also addressed the public meeting. A rally from Yadgar-e-Shahjehani Park was taken out before the meeting. Thereafter, a meeting was held at Budhwara Square.