Kozhikode

BJP govt. failing: Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with CPI(M) leader V.V. Dakshinamoorthy and former minister Elamaram Karim in Kozhikode on Friday.— Photo: K. Ragesh

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with CPI(M) leader V.V. Dakshinamoorthy and former minister Elamaram Karim in Kozhikode on Friday.— Photo: K. Ragesh  

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre is proving to be a total failure like its Congress-led predecessor in controlling the rise in price of essential commodities, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said.

Opening the valedictory session of the eighth National Convention of the Construction Workers’ Federation of India (CWFI), Mr. Sarkar accused the BJP of duping people after coming to power by promising swift interventions in controlling price rise. According to Mr. Sarkar, the farm sector was the worst-hit in the last six months of the NDA rule, which was driven by communal forces. He alleged that there was no let up in the rate of farmers’ suicide in the country. “Only by taking some productive steps, would the farming community survive. Here, we have a government which is least interested in such measures,” said Mr. Sarkar.

The government also failed to strengthen the Public Distribution System and bolster the Essential Commodities Act for the benefit of the common man.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader said the lack of supportive programmes and remuneration package for farmers were the main issues that the country faced.

The Tripura Chief Minister also criticised the Central government for following the pro-capitalist programmes of the previous Congress-led government. R. Singaravelu, newly elected national president of the CWFI, presided over the convention.

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