Gujarat: CPI-ML begins an `Oust Narendra Modi` campaign
Ahmedabad: A combination of radical left organisations under the umbrella of the Democratic People`s Forum (DPF) has embarked on an `Oust Narendra Modi, Strengthen People`s Alternative` campaign in Gujarat.
"Traditional left forces have been wiped out of the state. When people`s anger against Narendra Modi government is mounting, it`s the duty of the radical left, democratic and secular forces to strengthen the people`s alternative," said DPF convener and general secretary of CPI (Marxist-Leninist) KN Ramchandran, while addressing the media here on Sunday.
Criticising Modi for protesting the move to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, he said that in the name of development, he has made Gujarat "the most open area in the country" for neo-liberal economic policies.
"In three so-called `vibrant` global summits what Modi asked in the form of MoUs with MNCs and other foreign partners was nothing else, but the backdoor entry of foreign direct investment in the state," Mukul Sinha of the New Socialist Movement and a leading human rights activist in the state said.
Sinha, who also provides legal assistance to petitioners in all four high profile encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, Tulsi Prajapati, Sadiq Jamal and Ishrat Jahan, had contested and lost the state assembly elections.
He said that the DPF also plans to field candidates in the upcoming assembly elections, but added that it`s too early to tell how many candidates it would put up.
He said that the DPF plans to organise an `Oust Narendra Modi, Strengthen People`s Alternative` rally in Ahmedabad on November 7. "In this rally popular forces from all over the country will join hands with DPF constituents of the state," he said.
The November 7 rally will be attended by the CPI-ML, the Democratic Party of India, the Bahujan Vaam Manch and the Marxist-Leninist Committee, Andhra Pradesh, he said.
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