Foodgrains rotting while the poor reel under price rise:Brinda

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CPI(M)
Ranchi, Mar 14: The CPI(M) today charged the Manmohan Singh government with allowing food grains to rot in FCI godowns even as the poor were reeling under galloping price rise.

"On the one hand, food grains are rotting in the godowns of the Food Corporation of India while the helpless common man is purchasing grains and other essential commodities from the market on the other," party's Politburo member Brinda Karat said here.

Addressing the left parties' agitation near the assembly here in support of their charter of demands, including early solution to long-pending displacement issue, Karat said even the union budget favoured only the rich.

"The UPA government is mired in scams and corruption, which are weighing the poor down. The misery of the poor in Jharkhand was compounded by a famine-like situation in the state," she said.

Karat said she would raise Jharkand's displacement issue in Parliament in the face of several anti-displacement families demanding compensation even after the setting up of various public sectors in the state a few decades ago.

Earlier, leaders and activists of five Left parties marched to the Assembly, staged a demonstration and submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Arjun Munda, demanding early solution to the displacement issue.

PTI

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