The city unit of CPI (M) will organise ‘chaitanya yatras' from July 31 to August 13 to demand the government to resolve pending problems of people. The party will also organise a ‘maha dharna' to highlight the plight of people, in front of the Sub Collector's office here on August 17. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, CPI(M) city secretary R. Raghu and State committee member Ch. Babu Rao said the ruling party had grossly neglected the welfare of the people. The development came to a grinding halt as the government has lost grip over the administration. The ruling party was busy in divisive politics, and bifurcation of the State, he said.

The MLAs and MPs have no time to attend, and address the problems faced by the poor and middle class.

Instead, they were pushing the city into debt trap under the garb of JNNURM funds. The people witnessed hardly any progress with the JNNURM.

But, the people were shouldering a burden of Rs. 220 crore. The Chief Minister laid foundation stones for many projects. But, hardly there was any progress. The foundation stones speak volumes of false promises by the Congress leaders, they said.

Listing out the problems, they said the education has taken a back seat in the city with meagre budget support and little emphasis on the schools and colleges. The government has failed to provide basic amenities and infrastructure in the educational institutions. The fate of government general hospital, and hospitals run by the VMC reflect negligence of health sector.

As many as 42,000 applications were submitted at Racchabanda for ration cards. However, the applications were not scrutinised so far.

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