CPI (M) going for statewide agitation on local demands , to intensify agitation in next phase
By Our Correspondent
Agartala, August 6, 2022
The opposition CPI (M) have decided to launch a statewide agitation on local issues and this will continue till September 10 and during this period the local party units will meet in deputation with officials at the block and subdivisional level to submit memoranda containing the local demands of the people. Unless the government takes corrective action to change tack and fulfill the demands , a more aggressive agitational programme will be launched between September 14 and 24th.
Announcing this in an interaction with the media the state CPI (M) secretary party’s central committee member Jiten Chowdhury said that the recently held meeting of the CPI (M) state committee took stock of the prevailing situation in the state and decided upon a course of political action. Jiten said that according to the view taken by the state committee meeting the situation in Tripura is marked by an unprecedented crisis under the misrule of the BJP government over the past 53 months. “There has been a change of guard at the top of the government but the new chief minister who is inexperienced is unlikely to bring about any improvement in the situation; the crisis facing the people will gradually deepen” the state committee felt.
Jiten alleged that the unprecedented corruption witnessed in Tripura over the past fifty three months of BJP’s misrule ‘is a shame for Tripura as a state’ as most of the senior leaders of BJP are ‘neck-deep’ in corruption and other malpractices. “The unemployment problem has reached unprecedented level and three thousand TET-qualified teachers are awaiting appointment letters ; all government employment has been outsourced to dubious private parties from outside the state” said Jiten. He also referred to the critical situation in the education system of the state as there are daily agitations and road blockades by students in different parts of the state demanding teachers. “If the current crisis in education continues an entire generation of students will be deprived of their due education;hence a solution is urgent and we will press for it through our agitational programme” said Jiten.
He also described the law and order situation as ‘totally shattered’ and said that ‘not a single day passes without various crimes being committed’. ‘What is most dangerous is the inert role of police who take no preventive or curative action to bring culprits to book ; besides, the constitutional and legal rights of people have been taken away; there is police action and attacks from BJP-sheltered mafia elements whenever people raise their voice or try to protest” said Jiten. He asserted that the party will launch and gradually intensify its agitational programme in public interest.