Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha State unit president V.V. Rajesh said here on Friday that dichotomy characterised the government policy on contributory pension.

Mr. Rajesh told presspersons that the government, on one hand, said it would hold discussions with service organisations and political parties on the pension scheme. On the other hand, it maintained that it would not go back on the decision to introduce the scheme. There were also attempts to exclude ministers and their personal staff and members of the Assembly from the scheme.

Mr. Rajesh said that if contributory pension scheme was beneficial, it should be first introduced for the ministers and their staff and members of the House.

He said the government had unleashed police upon the Yuva Morcha activists who had staged demonstrations demanding that the government resume the land allegedly encroached upon by Indian Union Muslim League leader P.V. Abdul Wahab in Kozhikode district. Though action was promised, none had materialised.

He recalled that the Principal Secretary (Revenue) had reported that the land in question was government land.

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