IMPHAL, Aug 3 (UNA): Communist Party of India (Maxist) (CPI- M) demands to stop the Recommendation of the Planning Commission of India on “Food Security Bill” from its implementation. The left party organized a Dharna today at Keishampat junction as a mark of protest.
Speaking to media persons, secretariat member of the CPI (M) Kshetrimayum Santa disclosed that the left party will try to stop the introduction of the food security bill which is going to be tabled in the Parliament (moonsoon session) starting from 8th August 2012. He further stated that the suggestions of general public should also be reflected while introducing the bill.
He further said that regarding the demands of Left Front the protest was launched on 30th July for 5 days, and today is the last day of the protest. During the five days of protest the party has organized Dharna at Jantar Mantar Delhi,
Ksh. Santa, further mentioned that there should be no distinction between BPL and APL. PDS should be universalized and the which is implemented by the concerned Authority and let the PDS beneficiaries get 35 kg of Rice per-month at a cost of Rs. 2 (two) per kilogram.
The protest was held at different places of Manipur during the past five days. He further stated that many agitations will be held in future to fight against inflation.