Left parties to organise rally in Tripura on Oct 7

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Agartala, Sep 19 (UNI) The Left front in Tripura will organise a rally on October 7 on nine point demands, including extension of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and upgradation of surface transport link in the region.

According to party leaders, left parties had been collecting mass signature in the memorandum on nine-point demands, which would be sent to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to fulfill it.

They said the party would put pressure on the Centre to extend railway line up to Sabroom, southernmost town of Tripura, 70 kms from Chittagong port of Bangladesh.

''Our demands include the setting up of an alternative highway from Meghalaya to facilitate a convenient surface transport system to Barak Valley and Mizoram besides, Tripura,'' said CPI (M) Member in Parliament from Tripura Mr Khagen Das.

He had also attributed that the memorandum pointed out the failure of the Centre to check price hike of the essential commodities in the state and demanded to take immediate measure to arrest the price hike.

Referring to the CPI(M) state committee meeting held here yesterday, Mr Das announced that the leftists would continue to oppose Indo-US nuclear deal, as they believe it would increase Indian dependence on Bush administration.

UNI

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