CPM protests against poor roadinfrastructure, health services

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kullu
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2014 18:06 IST

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers held a protest against the Himachal and the central governments for poor road infrastructure and health services across the state here on Thursday afternoon.

Led by CPM state general secretary Rakesh Singha, more than hundred workers marched from Sarvari to the deputy commissioner's (DC) office at Dhapur, while raising slogans against the state and the central governments over poor governance.

Addressing party workers in front of the DC office, Singha alleged that the incumbent governments failed to defend the rights of workers, whose financial condition had been deteriorating day by day in the absence of proper welfare policy.

“The situation of roads getting bad to worse in the state, due to which people are suffering a lot. Similarly, the condition of health sector is not good as well, posts of doctors and paramedics have been lying vacant in hospitals since long, thus depriving people of better medical facility at their nearest healthcare centre,” he added.

Singha alleged that the centre and the state governments were focussing on to privatise each and every sector at the cost of the rights of the people, which would affect them directly.

“Fee hike in educational institutions has made poor students suffer worst, as they cannot afford to pursue higher study, which is a matter of grave concern,” said Singha.

Meanwhile, CPM workers handed over a memorandum containing their demands to chief minister Virbhadra Singh thorough executive deputy commissioner Vinay Singh.

"They urged the CM to frame a proper policy for the welfare of workers to save them from exploitation by industrialists and contractors in the state.

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