| Prakash Karat distributes relief materials at a camp in Kokrajhar on Friday. Picture by UB Photos |
Kokrajhar, Oct. 5: The CPM has called for early rehabilitation of the inmates of relief camps.
Party general secretary Prakash Karat who visited the relief camp at Khakrikhola LP School in Kokrajhar today, said the district administration and the state government should speed up measures to ensure that inmates of all camps can go back and resume their normal lives in their respective villages.
“I urge the government and the district administration to expedite steps for rehabilitation of camp inmates so they can resume their normal lives in their villages,” Karat said while speaking to reporters at the camp.
The CPM also distributed relief materials to 195 families at the Khakrikhola camp, which included blankets.
Karat said his party was against the UPA government’s decision to introduce foreign direct investment in retail, insurance and pension sectors and would organise a countrywide movement against the decision.
The CPM general secretary alleged that the UPA government was making “false claims that by bringing foreign super markets here, the competition will help control price rise”.
“The supermarket chains from abroad will benefit only the elite section of society but there will be no relief for the common man from the increasing prices,” Karat said. He said the supermarket chains would only displace lakhs of small shopkeepers and traders.
Uddap Barman, CPM state secretary, said the skyrocketing prices had affected every sector, especially essential commodities, petrol and diesel. He said allowing FDI would not only hamper small retail shops but affect the agriculture sector as well.
Barman said there was a need to strengthen foreigners tribunals to identify and deport illegal migrants and that the NRC should be updated at the earliest.