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Updated: December 16, 2012 02:39 IST

Left to launch signature campaign against FSA

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Veteran Communist parties leaders B.V. Raghavulu, and K Naranyana kicked off signature campaign for food security in Hyderabad on Saturday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
The Hindu Veteran Communist parties leaders B.V. Raghavulu, and K Naranyana kicked off signature campaign for food security in Hyderabad on Saturday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

‘The Food Security Bill aimed at helping MNCs, a dangerous move that could result in denial of food to common man’

The Left parties will soon launched a signature campaign to elicit people’s views on the burden imposed on them by power utilities in the name of fuel surcharge adjustments (FSA).

It will continue till January 12 and followed by approaching MLAs, MLCs and other elected representatives. The ten Left parties will then picket the district Collectorates and other offices on January 22 demanding withdrawal of the FSA.

“People are vexed with the repeated burdens imposed on them. The time is ripe for building up a massive agitation against the government’s policies,” CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu said.

Mr. Raghavulu and his CPI counterpart K. Narayana launched a signature campaign on Saturday on the proposed Food Security Bill which, they alleged, was driving a sense of insecurity among the needy sections. It was followed by a meeting of 10 Left parties. The Food Security Bill was part of efforts to help some multinational corporations, a dangerous move that could result in denial of food to common man, they said.

To visit houses

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Raghavulu and Dr. Narayana said the Left parties would reach out to every household as part of the signature campaign and grill the elected representatives. They urged other opposition parties to join hands against the government’s moves.

On the direct transfer of cash benefit scheme, they expressed concern that the government was trying to do away with subsidies in the name of cash transfer.

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