NELLORE: CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat has called upon the party cadre and the agriculture workers’ union (AIAWU) to intensify ‘Bhoo Poratams’ to fulfil the dreams Puchalapalli Sundaraiah.
Mr. Karat, along Union’s State secretary P. Somaiah, party leader and participant of Telangana armed struggle Mallu Swarajyam, AIAWA leader Paturi Ramaiah, MLC Vitapu Balasubramanyam, former MP Midiam Babu Rao and others paid homage to late Sundaraiah, who formed the AIAWU in Alaganipadu village in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district in 1934.
Speaking at the 75th anniversary of AIAWU here on Tuesday, he criticised the Congress for encouraging privatisation and liberalisation which was affecting the lives of unorganised workers.
Successive governments were exploiting workers and stopped investments in rural areas. In the last five years, the income of rich sections like contractors and corporate company managements has gone to Rs.10 lakh crore from Rs.3.54 lakh crore, he said.
As the drought was severe in half of the States, the government should remove 100 days ceiling for work under NREGS and provide works as per the requirement of the agriculture workers in villages.
He alleged that the government had waived Rs. 4 lakh crore for capitalists. Launching an attack on BJP, Mr. Karat said the BJP, which was facing severe crisis, was requesting the RSS to take full control of the party.
He criticised the Congress and the Trinamool Congress parties for joining hands with Maoists in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura and launching attacks on CPI (M), which was having good support from agrarian sector.
Earlier, the party leaders took out rally in the city and paid tributes to Mudigonda victims.