Puducherry

CPI demands disbursal of Deepavali bonus

Former Member of Parliament and CPI National Executive Committee member S. Aziz Pasha addressing the State council meeting of the Communist Party of India in Puducherry on Wednesday. T.Singaravelou

Former Member of Parliament and CPI National Executive Committee member S. Aziz Pasha addressing the State council meeting of the Communist Party of India in Puducherry on Wednesday. T.Singaravelou   | Photo Credit: T.Singaravelou

‘Payment should not be stopped citing model code of conduct’

The State council meeting of the Communist Party of India has urged the ruling Congress to distribute Deepavali bonus to government employees with immediate effect.

A resolution adopted at the meeting on Wednesday said disbursement of bonus was an ongoing programme and hence it should not be stopped citing the model code of conduct.

Implementation of projects under Smart City would displace marginal business establishments, it said. The party asked the government to find suitable places for shops to be set up along the bus stand to Thengaithittu area before implementing various projects under the Smart City programme. The government should first find alternate places to rehabilitate shop owners, the resolution said. The council also urged the government not to shift the Sunday market from Mahatma Gandhi road. The meeting also urged the Health Department to take precautionary measures to stop spread of dengue, the resolution said.

The party will organise a demonstration on October 16 to condemn the economic policies of the Central government, said the council demanding increased public investment to revive the economy. The meeting was attended by former Member of Parliament A. Azeez Pasha, Secretary of Puducherry unit of CPI A. M Saleem, former Minister R. Viswanathan and former legislator N. Kalainathan.

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