CENTRE SHOULD ACCEPT PUNJAB GOVERNMENT’S DEMAND TO GIVE RS.6000 TO WORKERS IMMEDIATELY: CPI
SAYS PENDING MONEY OF GST SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY GIVEN TO STATE
Ludhiana: The Communist Party of India District Ludhiana has supported the statement of Captain Amarinder Singh where he has demanded from the central government to release money to give Rs.6000/- per month to the daily and migrant workers. Without this the daily wage earners and the self employed will be forced to starve. The statistics has shown that 42% people are getting only one meal per day and many are not able to get even that in this lockdown situation. Therefore it is important that public distribution system should be made universal to meet the basic food needs of all the people. The prime minister's statement that the industry should give salary to the workers is a mockery when government has frozen DA and even the DR of the Army Personnel.
Party leaders Comrades D P Maur, Dr Arun Mitra, M S Bhatia, CHamkaur Singh and Ramesh Rattan said that the corporate sector has not returned 13 lakh crore rupees to the state owned banks which has been declared as NPA. The government should immediately take steps to recover this money from them in this crisis situation. But the Prime Minister is not uttering a single word about that, rather he is asking the common citizens to help each and thus escaping the government's responsibility to care for the citizens. On one side the prime minister is asking to maintain six feet distance while on the other side the government is arresting those who protested against the CAA, including the students and putting them in jail. This is time when he should take everybody along but the prime minister is carrying forward his communal agenda. 50 IRS officers had appealed to the government to levy special tax on the corporate. Three of these officials have been divested of duty and charge sheeted. This is a very serious matter they should be immediately taken back. 953 rich people have more than 50000 lakh crore rupees of wealth with them. They should be levied with special COVID-19 tax to meet the crisis situation, they said.