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“Faces Attacks While Handover Memorandum To DM-SDM-BDOs Addressing PM”: Tripura CITU

Senior CITU leader and former MP from West Tripura Shankar Prasad Datta on Friday lashed out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party for intimidating Left and CITU workers from meeting in deputations across the state as per the trade union’s pre-decided programme. Datta said, the CITU had decided to hand over memorandums addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the executive officers like DM, SDMs and BDOs. But, the miscreants having allegiance to the ruling parties have started obstructing our leaders from carrying out the party programmes, he alleged. “In the Dukli block, CITU leaders were prevented by BJP goons. At Panisagar’s Roa Gram Panchayat, not only the CITU workers were assaulted by the BJP supporters but their mobile phones were snatched. Similarly, in Kamalpur our people were assaulted even the local BDO drew flaks from the BJP for accepting our memorandum”, said Datta. He also said that in spite of the obstacles being placed by the BJP supporters, the CITU activists had met in deputations at 30 Blocks, 13 Sub-division and six districts. The demands include to Ramp up vaccination production and ensure universal vaccination within a definite time frame, to ensure adequate hospital beds, oxygen and medical facilities. Scrap anti people discriminatory pro-corporate vaccine policy, to strengthen public health infrastructure including recruiting necessary health personnel. Restore immediately the Inter State Migrant Workmen’s Act 1979 repealed by OSWC Code. Scrap anti worker Labour Codes and anti – people Farm Laws and Electricity Bill. To stop privatization and disinvestment and to transfer cash Rs. 7,500 per month for all Non – Income Tax paying families. Also, 10 kg free food grains per person per month for the next six months, to Ensure non Covid patients get effective treatment in Government hospitals. And To Ensure availability of protective gear, equipment etc for all health and frontline workers and those engaged in pandemic management work including ASHAs and Anganwadi employees. 

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