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CPI takes SP to task, plans stir from Feb 22

THE COMMUNIST Party of India (CPI), which is supporting the SP in UP, today trained its gun at the state government by announcing an agitation plan from February 22.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2006 00:45 IST

THE COMMUNIST Party of India (CPI), which is supporting the SP in UP, today trained its gun at the state government by announcing an agitation plan from February 22.

Addressing the State executive members, CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta said the party had supported the SP as the Chief Minister had promised that besides fighting communalism, he would work for the welfare of the poor. But the state government had reneged on its promises, he said.

The state government had also failed to provide succour to the farmers, workers and youths. “As we are supporting the SP, we cannot provide the much-needed relief to the poor,” he said.

Apart from fighting communalism, the CPI would raise the issue of employment to the poor, he said. The CPI MP called upon the party workers to launch a movement against the state government. “Fill in the jails, face the police brutality but continue with the agitation,” he said. “The prices of flour, pulses, sugar and kerosene have increased and gone beyond the poor man’s reach,” he added.

Both doctors and medicines were not available in the government hospitals in rural areas, he said. Presenting the political report, party secretary Vishwanath Shastri said law and order had virtually collapsed in UP. “The police have turned into a feudal force committing atrocities on the poor. This apart, corruption is ruling the roost and over a dozen scams have come to light, but the government is keeping mum on all burning such issues,” he said. On March 31, the CPI would organise a demonstration, he said.