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CPI(M) announces civil disobedience movement across Assam

The Left party is protesting gainst the Centre's failure to control inflation and press for food security and minimum support price for farmers.

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Protesting against the Centre's failure to control inflation and to press for food security and minimum support price for farmers, CPI(M) on Tuesday announced a civil disobedience movement across Assam on December 14.

"We demand universalisation of the PDS, ration cards for all families, minimum monthly wage of Rs10,000 for workers in unorganised sector and government initiative for procurement of crops at MSP, besides strong action against corruption and loot of national resources," CPI(M) state committee member Nayan Bhuyan said.

Bhuyan , who was speaking after the party's state-level convention here during the day, said both the Centre and Assam governments have failed to deal with price rise, food security, corruption and devastation cause by flood and erosion.

"All our district and local committees across the state will hold rallies, signature campaigns and dharnas across Assam beginning from now and this will culminate with the civil disobedience movement on December 14," he said.

CPI(M)'s 'fraternal organisations' -- All India Kisan Sabha, All India Democratic Women's Association, Democratic Youth Federation of India and Students' Federation of India would also participate in the agitation, he said.

Party activists took out a march in the city after the convention on Tuesday.

The convention was attended by CPI(M) state secretary Uddhab Barman, former secretary and ex MLA Hemen Das and other leaders and 1000 delegates.

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