Activists of the CPI (ML) New Democracy-led Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) set ablaze the effigy of the UPA government in protest against the ‘anti-labour’ economic policies pursued by it.

The agitators came in a procession to the Church Centre raising slogans against the government’s neo-liberal economic policies.

Taking part in the protest, CPI(ML) New Democracy district secretary Ch. Venkateswarulu said liberalisation, privatisation, and globalisation pursued by the Union and State governments were bringing misery to the common people.