Budget will fail in arresting price-rise, unemployment: CPM

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Jalandhar, Mar 2 (UNI) Expressing concern over the price-rise and unempoyment, Punjab CPM (Pasla) today said this general budget of the UPA Government would fail miserably in arresting the price-rise and unemployment in the country.

Party State unit secretary Mangat Ram Pasla in a statement issued here strongly condenmed the Central government for completely ignoring the rural and urban working class.

Mr Pasla further stated that adequate provisions were not made for the social sector, including education and health facilities and the PDS was likely to be weakened further. Thus the budget would fail to bring any relief to masses, he added.

The party noted with concern that Akali-BJP government in Punjab had betrayed the masses by not meeting the promises.

The so called 'Insaaf Rally' also was a step in the same irection, he added.

Mr Palsa said his party was concerned over the growing menace of communalism and other divisive forces including regional chauvinism and exhorted the masses to intensify the ideological as well as political struggle against such reactionary forces.

He said the party secretariat expressed satisfaction over the massive response it was getting in the struggle against privatisation launched by coordination committe of 17 mass organisations.

They have also decided to convene a state committee meeting on March 13-14 to further intensify efforts against the anti-people policies of the government.

The party had also urged the government to pay immidiate attention to the miserable condition of cane growers.

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