The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the decision of the government to raise the price of cooking gas cylinders by Rs. 4 per month till a time when the entire subsidy on gas cylinders is wiped out.
The widespread support for the hartal manifested the anger of the people against the anti-people measures taken by the UPA government. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands of the Manmohan Singh government that it cancel the FDI in retail, the disinvestment of public sector shares, rollback the price hike of diesel and restriction on gas cylinders. The struggle against these anti-people measures should be intensified in the coming days.
The CPI(M) calls upon all its units to organize strong protest actions against the imposition of such severe economic burdens. The CPI(M) calls upon all secular opposition forces to unite in protests to force the UPA II government to roll back this unreasonable hike in the prices of diesel and limiting cooking gas cylinders.