Agartala (Tripura, India), February 25 (KMS): The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, has said that the Indian Supreme Court is not resolving the cases for more than three years against the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution that granted special status to Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Sitaram Yechury while addressing a public rally in Agartala, the capital of the Indian state of Tripura, said the Election Commission is not taking action on rampant hate speeches against the minorities in different parts of India, while the Supreme Court is not resolving the cases for more than three years against the abrogation of Article 370. He said that when the Election Commission did not act as per the law against hate speeches, and when vital cases are pending before the Supreme Court for years, the BJP government forcefully passed anti-people laws in the Parliament where it is a majority.
“People are the owners of the public sector undertakings (PSUs) and crucial national assets. The Prime Minister and other ministers are the managers of these national properties. But the managers, without consulting the owners, are selling off national assets, including ports, airports and oil sector infrastructure to their few industrialist friends,” the CPI-M leader said.
The mega rally, which was held in connection with the two-day 23rd CPI-M state conference, was organised for the first time in four years.
“There is large-scale unemployment in the country, prices are skyrocketing, and the economy is being destroyed by the BJP government. People are now desperately preparing themselves to end the violence, hate crimes, and undemocratic governance,” Sitaram Yechury said.
CPI-M politburo members Prakash Karat and Manik Sarkar, state secretary Jitendra Chaudhury and the party’s central committee member Aghore Debbarma during their speeches urged the people to mobilise masses to prevent the ‘rampant’ and ‘growing’ attacks and violence of the ruling BJP in Tripura.
Sarkar, who was the Chief Minister of Tripura for 20 years (1998-2018), appealed to the people to come forward and unitedly prevent the “BJP’s atrocities, violence, corruption and looting of government money and misgovernance”. “The BJP leaders, including the Narendra Modi, are misleading and cheating the people of Tripura after making false promises before the 2018 Assembly elections,” he said.
Alleging total lawlessness in Tripura, Chaudhury said that at least 23 CPI-M members and supporters were murdered during the four years rule of the BJP-led government, and every day the saffron party goons are attacking the opposition, especially the party members.
Tripura will go to polls early next year.