Shimla (Dec 25) Expressing resentment, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Shimla District Committee today organized a protest and staged ‘dharna’ in front of Deputy Commissioner Office, Shimla, condemning the anti-people policies responsible for unprecedented price rise of essential commodities of Congress led UPA-2 Government at center and the state BJP Govt.
The party has demanded that these anti common man policies responsible for this unprecedented price rise should be reversed immediately to give relief to common man.
Hundreds of party workers along with CPI (M) leaders Sanjay Chauhan, Falma Chauhan, Balbir Prasher, Kishori Datwalia, Rama Kant Mishra, Balak Ram, Bachan Singh Negi and others participated in the protest.
Addressing the protesters, District Unit, President, Sanjay Chauhan alleged that UPA regime at the Centre has failed miserably to control the price rise of essential commodities from food-grains to sugar and now to onions and other vegetables.
“There are contradictory statements of different ministries regarding the steps required to control the price of onions, as for example whether official agencies should import onions or not.”, he said
Chauhan said “Such policies are aimed to benefit big market players that are being followed by the Central Government which have led to the record food inflation.”
“The UPA Government has given subsidies to onion exporting trading companies to export onions from September 2010, thus deliberately causing a shortage and is now subsidizing imports by private traders with removal of all duties.”
“Beside this the BJP Government has also failed to control the prices of essential commodities from food grains to vegetables. Price lists are almost missing from shops and there are different prices for every commodity in different markets.” the CPM Leader said.
The state Government has failed in implementing the Essential Commodities Act in the state and the common man is being looted due to overcharging of commodities, he added.