DOOMDOOMA, Dec 18 - �The policies of both the Congress and BJP are the same. Hence, people in the country are now searching for a better alternative,� observed Suprakash Talukder, secretary of Assam State Committee of CPI (M).
Addressing the open session of 22nd Tinsukia District Conference of the party held at Doomdooma Town Field on Sunday, Talukder flayed the policies of BJP-led governments, both at the Centre and State. Criticising the government policies, he said that the BJP didn�t win the election with the votes of capitalists and rich people. It was the common people who brought the party to power. But the government is working only for the interest of the capitalists. During the last three-and-a-half years, the rate of suicide cases among farmers in the country has increased to 26%, he added. Quoting the CMIE (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy) report, he said that due to demonetisation, 1.4 crore people have lost their jobs and due to GST around 40 lakh people have lost their earning avenues.
Criticising the Sarbananda Sonowal-led State government, Talukder said that the people of Assam are yet to witness the �Parivartan�, which was promised by the BJP before the election. The Chief Minister, who was once considered as Jatiya Nayak (Hero of the Nation), is now supporting the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill. In such a critical situation, only left democratic parties like CPI (M) can provide a better alternative to the people, he added.
Another speaker of the meeting Tapan Sharma also criticised the policies of the Modi-led government at the Centre. He said that the present government at the Centre is being run by the capitalists and not by Modi.
The open session was presided over by Maneswar Barman, former secretary of the Tinsukia district committee of CPI (M). Madan Mohan Choudhury, secretary of the Tinsukia district committee explained the objectives of the meeting.
The two-day 22nd Tinsukia district conference of CPI (M) began on Sunday with a huge procession that was taken out from Doomdooma Town Field through the main thoroughfares of the tea town. Hundreds of people participated in the procession and in the open session.
Later in the evening, the delegates� session of the conference was held at Doomdooma Marwari Panchayati Bhawan. Some important political resolutions were adopted in the delegates� session.