CPI(M) to launch disobedience movement against price rise

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Bhubaneswar, May 5 (UNI) The Orissa CPI(M) today announced to launch a civil disobedience movement on May 15 in protest against the state and Central government failure to check rise in prices of essential commodities.

Party State Committee Secretary Janardan Pati told newspersons here that despite the demand of the Left parties, neither the state nor the Centre had taken any step to check the inflation.

Mr Pati further said the party would intensify its agitation and hold demonstrations across the state from May 10 to 15.

''We will launch civil disobedience movement in front of all block and district headquarters,'' he added.

Earlier, the party had observed ''anti-price rise week'' from April 16 to 23.

The CPI(M) leader also demanded the universalisation of Public Distribution System (PDS) and stop collection of foodgrains from the farmers through private businessmen, along with a ban on forward trading of 25 agriculture products.

He also demanded stern action against the hoarders and reduction in the custom and excise duty on oil to check the price rise.

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