Agartala: The ruling CPI(M) in Tripura
will launch a nine-day agitation from November 1 to press
for five demands, party sources said on Tuesday.
The demands were control of the price hike of
essential commodities, introduction of a strong Lokpal bill,
distribution of fertilizers to farmers at subsidized rates,
filling up the vacant posts in government services and stop
foreign investment in retail.
State party unit secretary Bijan Dhar said the
campaign would start from November one and continue till
Attacking the proposed Food Security Bill, Dhar said
the bill needed to be changed to ensure food security for
every person in the country.
The party demanded distribution of rice or wheat at Rs
2 per kg and 35 kg of the food for each family.
"We demand a strong central act which would ensure
bearing of all costs of distribution of the food grains to the
ration shops from FCI godowns at government cost, he said.