KARNATAKA

Government criticised for ‘anti-people’ policies

Demonstration: CPI activists staging a protest in Mangalore on Tuesday. —

Demonstration: CPI activists staging a protest in Mangalore on Tuesday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: R. Eswarraj

Special Correspondent

MANGALORE: Communist Party of India workers on Tuesday staged a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here to protest against the “anti-people” policies of the Union and State governments.

They took out a procession from the party office to the venue shouting slogans against the Union Government for its “failure” to control rising prices of essential commodities including petrol, diesel and LPG.

They demanded that the Government provide allowance to the unemployed, improve facilities in government hospitals, fill all vacant posts in various departments, increase the upper limit of income for below poverty line (BPL) families from the present Rs. 11,800 to Rs. 50,000 a year, restore trade union rights to workers in the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, initiate measures to ensure communal harmony in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts and ensure regular power supply.

The party will hold demonstrations in Udupi on Thursday and Bantwal on Friday.

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