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In Assam, Narendra Modi snatching the rights of tea workers : Brinda Karat

In Assam, Narendra Modi snatching the rights of tea workers : Brinda Karat

Rubbishing the tag of “chaiwala” which was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brinda Karat politburo member of CPI(M) said that Modi had snatched the rights of Labourers of Tea Gardens in Assam.

In Guwahati , in an election rally, she further added that in Assam in a rally Modi ji said that he sold Tea here in Assam and is “indebted”to the state.

“But answer the people what you have done for tea garden workers. You and your policies have bulldozed them”

After BJP-led NDA alliance came into power,the ration of workers of Tea Garden have been stopped by the Central Government,she said.

“You have not given the ST status to six tribes, among which one is tea tribe. And you talk about being a chaiwala! You are far away from the problems of tea garden workers,” Ms Karat said.

The Model Code of Conduct was violated by Narendra Modi to different areas by annoucing various packages, a senior leader of CPI(M) said.

“If Modi comes as a PM, then he cannot do politics. If he comes as a BJP or RSS man, then he can do politics. I want to ask the Election Commission that if he comes as PM and then announces packages, will it not violate the Model Code of Conduct,” she asked.

As it was done earlier during the polls of Bihar and Delhi by the people,Karat displayed confidence and said that people of Assam will also reject such kind of politics.

On the basis of lines of communsim and on basis of nationalism in universities ,Bhartiya Janta Party is trying to divide the people by repressing the expression of freedom.

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She further said that Congress government is “corrupt” and failed very badly for all round development of the state.

Both Bhartiya Janta Party and Congress are responsible for the price rise of essential commodities.

Talking about MGNREGA scheme, Ms Karat said “The Act says you should get 100 days’ work in a rural area. But in Assam, last year on an average 31 days of work were give, while it was 40 days in Gujarat. But in Tripura, where there is a Left Front government, 93 days of work were given.

In Assam,only 2 per cent of the families got 100 per cent of work and in Gujarat it is about 3 percent.However the rate is 52 per cent in Tripura.

In Assam, under Congress governmentof of 15 years,among different communties various clashes have been witnessed .

In Guwahati,senior CPI(M) leader was there ,for Sangita Das, Dispur constituency party’s candidate, in order to campaign for her.


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