Monday, October 26, 2020
Home News Reports Politics over poor: After the central govt gives food grains and money to migrant...

Politics over poor: After the central govt gives food grains and money to migrant workers, Communist Yechury demands more

The CPI(M) has decided to hold pan-India protests demanding cash transfer of Rs 7,500 per month to families outside the income tax-paying bracket, minimum 200-days employment under MNREGA, free distribution of 10 kg foodgrains, per individual, per month for a period of six months and a check on scrapping of labour laws.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday announced countrywide protests on June 16 demanding immediate cash transfers and free foodgrains to the poor.

According to the reports, the Communist leader Sitaram Yechury, who is fighting for his party’s relevance in country’s politics, claimed that the Narendra Modi government was using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to replace the secular democratic and federal structure of the country with a unitary form of theocratic government. 

Yechury also claimed that the Modi government has now virtually left the people of the country to protect themselves in combat against the pandemic.

The Left leader addressed media through Facebook Live to brief them about the decisions taken by the politburo of the party. It was reportedly the first politburo meeting of the party since March.

In the meeting, the CPI(M) decided to hold pan-India protests demanding cash transfer of Rs 7,500 per month to families outside the income tax-paying bracket, minimum 200-days employment under MNREGA, free distribution of 10 kg foodgrains, per individual, per month for a period of six months and a check on scrapping of labour laws.

However, how are they planning to hold pan-India protests amid the restrictions against public gatherings and which parties will be in their support was not clarified.

CPI(M) targets Modi government over handling of coronavirus pandemic

The CPI(M) also claimed that the Modi government has left the Indian people to ‘fend for themselves’ in the pandemic. It also repeated Rahul Gandhi’s claims where he had stated that the central government is promoting federalism and is not taking the sates into consideration.

Yechury said the union government was abdicating its responsibilities and shifting the accountability to the state governments by easing of restrictions in “an unplanned fashion”.

The Communist Party also condemned the alleged targeting of the Muslims, the arrests and detention of those rioters who had unleashed violence against Hindus in the anti-Hindu riots in the national capital.

Interestingly, some of the demands made by the CPI(M) including changes in MGNREGA, distribution of subsidised food grains are already being fulfilled by the Modi government under the Atmanirbhar Abhiyan package.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Related Articles

Trending now

This time for Dussehra, feminists turn Laxman Rekha into a symbol of Patriarchy: Here is why they are batshit crazy

The occasion is Dussehra and along expected lines, feminists are out in numbers in their attempt to prove that Ramayana, the tale of Maryada Purushottam Rama, reeks of misogyny.

‘What Mumbai Police is doing is wrong,’ I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks up on the hounding of Republic TV and Arnab Goswami exclusively to...

Prakash Javadekar gave an interview to OpIndia Hindi Editor, Ajeet Bharti, where he answered questions on a host of issues.

How Indian ‘liberals’ decided to embrace Hindutva!

At his traditional Vijaya Dashami rally in Mumbai yesterday, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray put it clearly. One must take lessons in Hindutva from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Dainik Bhaskar uses NITian Anita Bharti’s image in an article about actress Preetika Chauhan’s arrest by NCB in drug case

Anita Bhati is a student of NIT Patna, who had recently started an online portal of 'TuOn', providing free coaching to students from 7th to 12th grade and those preparing for competitive exams

Editors Guild issues a shameful statement tacitly condoning witch-hunt against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami by Mumbai Police: Details

After almost two weeks of the witch-hunt launched by Mumbai Police against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami, the Editors Guild has finally issued a statement

The Ritika Jindal Syndrome: The desecration of the Temple in Himachal Pradesh shows the urgent necessity of reform in public administration

Ritika Jindal received huge praises for breaking an "age old parochial tradition". She also "taught lessons of equality to priests" apparently.

Recently Popular

Editors Guild issues a shameful statement tacitly condoning witch-hunt against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami by Mumbai Police: Details

After almost two weeks of the witch-hunt launched by Mumbai Police against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami, the Editors Guild has finally issued a statement

Kerala: Photographer Dia John depicts Hindu deity as smoking weed, deletes picture after outrage

Kochi-based Mukkootil Bhagavathy temple had filed a complaint against Dia John for hurting Hindu religious sentiments

‘He supplies drugs and girls’: Estranged wife of Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Luviena Lodh alleges harassment by nephew-uncle duo

Luviena Lodh said that Mahesh Bhatt is the don of the industry, and he controls everything that goes on in the film industry

Maharashtra Police arrests Twitter user Sameet Thakkar over ‘Baby Penguin’ remark against Aaditya Thackeray

Twitter user Sameet Thakkar from Nagpur has been arrested for posting derogatory tweets against the Thackerays.

After Turkey President Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims, Pakistanis trend #boycottfranceproducts on Twitter

Pakistani bots putting their weight behind Turkey president Erdogan's call of 'giving treatment' to French President Macron.
- Advertisement -

This time for Dussehra, feminists turn Laxman Rekha into a symbol of Patriarchy: Here is why they are batshit crazy

The occasion is Dussehra and along expected lines, feminists are out in numbers in their attempt to prove that Ramayana, the tale of Maryada Purushottam Rama, reeks of misogyny.

Republic TV and Maharashtra govt lock horns in Supreme Court: CJI asks both to submit affidavits in 2 weeks

Arnab Goswami and the Maharashtra government are at loggerheads since Republic Bharat questioned the silence of Sonia Gandhi in Palghar Sadhus' mob lynching case.

‘China’s world domination is imminent and Europe should wake up to this danger’: Former German spy chief cautions against Beijing

Gerhard Schindler, the former German spy chief, has asked European countries, particularly Germany, to reduce its "strategic dependence" on China

‘What Mumbai Police is doing is wrong,’ I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks up on the hounding of Republic TV and Arnab Goswami exclusively to...

Prakash Javadekar gave an interview to OpIndia Hindi Editor, Ajeet Bharti, where he answered questions on a host of issues.

Chile to rewrite its Pinochet-era constitution, over 78% of Chileans vote ‘yes’ in the referendum

Over 78% Chileans have voted in favour of a new constitution, to be written by an 155-member elected body.

Mahesh Bhatt sues actress who had accused him of harassment, his nephew of selling drugs and human trafficking: Here are the details

Last week, Mahesh Bhatt legal team had issued a statement refuting her allegations and threatening her with legal action.

BJP workers hoist Tiranga at PDP office, 3 from Mufti’s party quit over her anti-India comments: Read details

As per latest reports, 3 senior PDP leaders have quit the party in protest over Mufti's anti-India statements.

How Indian ‘liberals’ decided to embrace Hindutva!

At his traditional Vijaya Dashami rally in Mumbai yesterday, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray put it clearly. One must take lessons in Hindutva from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

‘Huzoor ki Muhabbat mein tweet karein’: Islamist Raza Academy demands Muslim countries issue Fatwa against ‘Devil’ Emmanuel Macron

Raza Academy has initiated a campaign demanding that Muslim countries issue a fatwa against French President Emmanuel Macron

Amazon-Reliance tussle: Reliance Retail to complete its deal with Future Group without any delay

Amazon had secured a temporary stay by a Singapore-based arbitration court on Future Group's Rs 24,713 crore deal with Reliance Retail.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
468,696FollowersFollow
19,300SubscribersSubscribe