The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the CPI accused the Central and State Government of ignoring the welfare of the common man in their pursuit of implementing liberalisation policies.

The CPI (M) and the CPI along with their trade union representatives took out impressive rallies in the city on Wednesday marking the May Day. CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu who hoisted the red flag at M.B. Bhavan said at a time when the capitalist economies were facing severe crisis, the Central and State Governments intensified efforts to replicate the same policies here at the expense of the people’s interests.

Corruption charges

Criticising Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy for continuing Ministers who faced charges of corruption in his Cabinet, he said the Government was trying to hoodwink the people through launch of various schemes.

CPI State secretary K. Narayana who led the rally of the AITUC said the Governments were steeped in corruption as was evident from the debate on coal block allocation in the Parliament. At the State level, the Chief Minister was faced with uncertainty over continuance in the post and hence, was doing rounds to Delhi ignoring people’s welfare.

AP Congress Committee president Botcha Satyanarayana led the Congress leaders and activists in hoisting the flag at Gandhi Bhavan to mark the May Day. He said the Government was committed to the welfare of all sections, working classes in particular, and was evolving schemes to reach out benefits to them.

The left parties take out rallies marking the May Day