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Open ration shops and resume distribution of rice; CPI M March to Puducherry Secretariat

Puducherry > The CPI-M marched to the Puducherry secretariat demanding the opening of ration retailers within the state and resumption of rice distribution. The march that began from close to the Periyar statue was stopped by the police on Nehru Road. CPI-M Politburo member G Ramakrishnan inaugurated the occasion.

He stated that the Puducherry authorities has been harassing the individuals for fifteen months with out giving them rice or cash. Additionally they demanded that ration retailers ought to be opened and rice distribution ought to resume. Former Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy, Sudha Sundarraman, T Murugan, R Rajangam and Okay Murugan spoke.

A CPI-M delegation led by Sudha Sundarraman met the Chief Secretary and held discussions. The Chief Secretary knowledgeable the delegation that he had no objection to the distribution of rice or money if the federal government determined. Ration retailers within the state fell after the money scheme got here rather than rice. Within the final meeting elections, BPL playing cards had been supplied 20 kg of rice or Rs.600 and APLs had been supplied 10 kg of rice or Rs.300. After the BJP-NR Congress authorities got here to energy, cash and rice disappeared. The strike raised the demand that rice, pulses and important gadgets ought to be distributed at honest costs by ration retailers.

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