Rajasthan News

Left to protest against Raje govt. over power tariff hike

by RajasthanDirect
Feb 23, 2015

Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) announced revised power tariffs in different consumer categories, permitting discoms to increase domestic electricity charges by around 16% (85 paise per unit) on Friday, because of this CPI-M announced a series of protests to be held in March over power tariff hike, anti-labor laws and changes in MNREGA againt the Vasundhra Raje Goverment.

In a press conference CPI-M member Hannan Mollah and state secretary Amraram said that the CPI-M state unit will hold a massive protest-cum- demonstration outside Tehsildar and Collectors offices and would burn effigy of Rajasthan Chief Minister on March 2.

In the second phase of the agitation, the party will hold a district level convention and protest against the BJP government’s anti-people, anti-labour and anti-farmers policies, Mollah said.

He also said that the communist party has also planned a state level convention and protest in Jaipur on March 23, wherein party’s functionaries would march to state assembly for submitting a memorandum demanding withdrawal of price hike on electricity, to review the amended labour laws and to re-start the Rs 25 subsidy on LPG cylinders.

Src:- http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/left-parties-announce-protests-against-
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