Shoot the farmers & Go on Fast – Mockery of Democracy - Sitaram Yechury

BJP government shoots the farmers and then CM goes on fast. Can there be any more shameful mockery of democracy, asked CPI(M) General Secretary Com. Sitaram Yechury....

Instead of fulfilling demand of farmers for implementing Loan waiver and Minimum Support Price, which had been promised by BJP in its election manifesto, MP BJP government shoots the farmers and then CM goes on fast. Can there be any more shameful mockery of democracy, asked CPI(M) General Secretary Com. Sitaram Yechury.

He was speaking at “Save Constitution Deshpremi Convention” organised by CPIM) Karnataka State Committee in Mysore.

He also cited the role of people, writers, intellectuals of Mysore in freedom struggle and in articulating values enshrined in the constitution and defending them.

Com. Yechury narrated in detail how the constitutional values are under attack today. He also described with many examples how the current government at the Center is undermining all the democratic institutions, attacking federal structure and is trying to build Hindu Rashtra. Hence, he called upon all patriots to unite and save, constitution and the secular democratic republic.

Earlier an impressive procession of over eight thousand people with active participation of women marched through streets of Mysore painting the city red, with music and slogans. A Kannada book titled “Nationalism, Hindutva and Democracy” (translation of six articles of Prof. Prabhat Patnaik on the subject) was released. Karnataka CPI(M) Secretary Com. G V Sreeramareddy , Secretariat member Com. G N Nagaraj, CPI(M) Mysore District Secretary Com. K Basavaraj also spoke.

BEML workers struggling against privatisation move submitted a memorandum to Com. Yechury to take up their case in the Parliament.

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