Coming down heavily on the Punjab police for thrashing a girl in Tarn Taran district, CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat demanded to take strict action and book the policemen guilty of thrashing the girl.
Speaking on the sidelines of rally as part of the 'Sangharsh Sandesh Yatra,' of the party, Karat strongly criticised the incident and said there was a need to teach such policemen a lesson and the government should register a case against them.
Karat said the all-India Jatha of the party was a part of forming people's struggles against the anti-people policies of the central government making the life of the common man miserable.
She added that there was a dire need to build an alternate to Congress and BJP, which can formulate policies alternate to the policies of liberalisation and privatisation being pursued by the government.
Karat said the common people are feeling the heat of rise in prices of essential commodities and it has become impossible for poor people to buy basic necessities.
“Punjab farmers are feeling the pinch of low prices for their produce which is forcing them to commit suicide,” she said adding that there was a dire need to organise left forces against these policies.