Shri Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), has issued the following statement today :
As part of its relentless pursuit of highly anti-people policy, the BJP-led central government has now, after slashing quota and withdrawal of Kerosene available to BPL category of people under various schemes except Anthoday Yojana, has announced similar reduction of quota and withdrawal of subsidy in respect of sugar. Consequent to this, prices of both these essential items would go up substantially hitting hard the poorer section of the toiling masses bleeding white day in day out by spike in prices of all items of daily need. On the other hand, this very central government, in the name of growth and development, is liberally granting tax waivers, tax concessions, financial aids and bail-out packages to as well as condoning huge loan defaults of the big industrial houses, larges corporates and giant monopolists. This once again exposes how the BJP government is brazenly serving the class interest of the ruling capitalist class by squeezing out their last drop of blood of the toiling masses.
We vehemently condemn this out and out anti-poor policy of the central government and demand immediate abandonment of these decisions of subsidy withdrawal and quota reduction in respect of both sugar and kerosene.