Staff Correspondent

CITU submits memorandum

Belgaum: A large number of anganwadi workers took out a procession here on Wednesday opposing the alleged “anti-national” and “anti-people” attitude of the Union and State Governments.

The procession was organised by Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) in protest against government policies which, it [CITU] alleged, had resulted in a steep increase in the prices of fuels and essential commodities making the lives of common man difficult.

The CITU said government policies have resulted in price rise in respect of petrol, diesel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas and consequently, foodgrains, edible oils and essential commodities. It had cut down the quantity of foodgrains distributed through fair price shops.

The CITU demanded that the Government reduce taxes on motor vehicle fuels. It said that it should remove controls on inter-State movement of commodities and instead take action against hoarding of foodgrains and other commodities by merchants. It opposed giving permission to special economic zones in the country.

Later, the CITU submitted a memorandum to the Union Government through the office of the Deputy Commissioner.