The Communist Party of India (CPI) has flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre for encouraging ‘Hindutva forces’ and `corporate houses’.
CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy charged the NDA with doling out largesse to the corporate houses in the name of reduction of taxes and other incentives. At the same time, the recent budget introduced in the Lok Sabha was devoid of any measures to alleviate the sufferings of the common man.
The budget had presented a rosy picture for the corporate houses in the name of tax rebates and other incentives while “there is nothing in it for the common man”. Allocations for key sectors including welfare, handlooms and others had been significantly cut down while there was no mention about steps on checking the spiralling rise in the prices of essentials. “There is nothing for the common man. The budget has miserably failed to address the issues of the common people,” he said. Mr. Reddy was speaking at a public meeting organised here ahead of the party’s State committee meet commencing on Wednesday. The CPI activists took out an impressive rally preceding the meeting raising slogans against the ``anti-people’’ policies of the State and Central Governments. “There is no effort to contradict the statements made by the Sangh Parivar on religious conversions and other controversial issues,” he said. The CPI favoured reunification of the Left forces for launching mass based struggles for common man.