The Ludhiana district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) held a rally to protest against the Centre and Odisha government's move to provide 4,000 acre of agricultural land at Jagatsinghpur district near the Paradeep Port to South Korean transnational corporation POSCO for erecting a steel plant.
The CPI said the move would displace thousands of families and earning their livelihood for over a century
Hundreds of CPI workers carrying placards condemned the “repression” on the peaceful agitators and demanded immediate cancellation of false cases against CPI national council member Abhay Sahu and others.
Arun Mitra, assistant secretary, said: “The neoliberal economic policies pursued by the government have widened the gaps in society with net income of vast majority of our population falling down continuously.”
Senior CPI leaders, including DP Maur and others, also participated in the protest.