D Raja announces three day national movement demanding resolution for farmers’ problems

Raja alleged that the Modi government had not attended to farmers' problems even three years after coming to power. There was no answer from the centre on setting up Cauvery Management board, Neduvassal issue, price stabilisation fund and other issues.

By: PTI | Kumbakonam | Published:June 26, 2017 9:17 pm
CPI, Communist Party of India, d raja, farmer protest, loan waiver, gst, venkaiah naidu CPI leader D Raja (Express Photo)

CPI on Monday said that it would organise a national level movement on July 24, 25 and 26 demanding redress for agriculturists problems and implementation of the Swaminathan committee recommendations.

Stating this, CPI National Secretary told reporters in Kumbakonam that the movement would be in various forms,including ‘fill the jails stir’. Raja said the agricultural sector was facing a crisis as there have been increasing incidents of farmers’ suicides. Their economic status was grim as they obtain loans, face pressure to repay them and when they cannot do so, take the extreme step.

The farmers also do not get remunerative prices for their produce and the Minimum Support Price fixed is not adequate, he said. Tamil Nadu, like some states, was also facing an unprecedented drought, he said. Raja alleged that the Modi government had not attended to farmers’ problems even three years after coming to power. There was no answer from the centre on setting up Cauvery Management board, Neduvassal issue, price stabilisation fund and other issues.

In a veiled reference to union Minister Venkaiah Naidu’s statement that loan waivers have become a fashion now, he said it was condemnable and government should address the plight of agriculturists. Demanding that the government implement the Swaminathan committee recommendations, he alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken several decisions over the last three years ‘experimentally.’ Public sector companies were under threat of being privatised, there was under employment and job losses and the IT sector was in crisis, he alleged.

On GST rollout on July 1, he said one has to wait and see about its benefits and defects as it is new to all.

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    Ram
    Jun 26, 2017 at 11:33 pm
    Extint commies want to be seen relevant! Even this D Raja is RS MP because of Jayalalitha's generosity and support to stop another DMK felow getting elected to RS from TN. Next LS thete will be no communist MPs and Yechuri/Raja have no place to get elected as even congress's SOnia/Raul, BSPs Maya are finding it difficult to get some place to get elected to RS. How many MPs can communists send to RS with 28MLAs in WB and 26 MLAs from Kerala? Even Maya is toeing congress/SP line until RS elections so that with her 19 MLAs (if they won't cross vote ..:) to BJP) . These desperate congress/communist/castist party crooks are so desperate to somehow gang-up and survive for few more years! There is always foreign controlled Indian media to give some oxygen to these dying patients in ICU!
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