A solidarity rally was organized at Paradise Chowmuhani in Agartala on Wednesday in support of the Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally, held in Delhi.
CITU, Krishak Sabha and Farmers Union organized this rally on 13 points of demands.
The rally was attended by Left Front convener and farmer leader Narayan Kar, CITU State President Manik Dey, CITU leader Panchali Bhattacharya, CPIM West Tripura district secretary Ratan Das, Former TTAADC Chief Executive Member Radha Charan Debbarma and many others.
While speaking, former minister Manik De said that “During the tenure of the current Narendra Modi-led government, violence among people has increased, poverty has increased, discrimination has increased, starvation deaths have increased, illiteracy has increased, and untreated deaths have increased. Because this government has completely failed to solve people’s problems”.
“Not only that, people’s respect and rights are being neglected today. As a result, in the last 7-8 years, more than one lakh farmers in the country have chosen the path of suicide”
“Even due to lack of work, 42,000 workers have committed suicide till 2021 under the current government”
” A new electricity law is being prepared. In this new law, the rich and the poor will have to pay the same rate for electricity. If this law is passed, most people will not be able to use electricity. Access to electricity will be difficult for the poor”
He also said that “the BJP is handing over government resources to the corporate sector. Natural resources are being destroyed. GST has been imposed on every essential commodities used in daily life including rice, pulses, oil, salt. But tax exemption is being provided to the corporate sector”
Peasant leader Narayan Kar said that some of the producing classes are being forced to declare rebellion against the Indian government. 95 percent of the productive class in the country is in the unorganized sector. And in the state of Tripura 100 percent work in the unorganized sector. With the opportunity to work in this unorganized sector, they are being brutally attacked and tortured.
Former TTAADC chief executive member Radhacharan Debbarma, former MLA Ratan Das and others spoke in this solidarity rally.
They also highlighted the current socio-economic condition in their speech.