SANGRUR: Members of the Mazdoor Mukti Morcha (MMM) held a protest in front of the deputy commissioner’s office here on Tuesday demanding employment and allotment of five-marla residential plots to Dalit labourers.
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Liberation secretary Bhagwant Singh, who led the protest, said the SAD-BJP alliance had been in power for nearly ten years, but it had not done nothing for Dalits, labourers or farmers.
He said the present government had also not fulfilled the promises made during elections.
“These political parties are just working for their own vested interests and getting richer day by day while ignoring the plight of the poor in the state,” he added.
Bhagwant Singh said the state and central governments were only making policies for corporate houses due to which about 60 lakh youth in the state were unemployed and taking to drugs.
He said ministers and MLAs of all political parties get a hike in their salaries and pensions every year, but they failed to provide a hike of `250 per month to the elderly under the old-age pension scheme.
District president of MMM Gobind Singh Chajli said the Punjab government had failed to implement MNREGA scheme in the state. He warned the government if their demands were not met in the near future they would intensify their protest.