On the call of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, the leaders of 19 parties, who gathered in a virtual meeting on Friday, have decided to fight together against the Modi government. 19 opposition parties including Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Shiv Sena have placed a charter of 11 demands before the government and have announced nationwide protests between September 20 and 30. In the joint statement issued after the meeting, the Modi government has also been blamed for the ruin of the monsoon session of Parliament.
Opposition parties said that the government should conduct a Supreme Court-monitored inquiry into the Pegasus case, repeal all three agricultural laws, curb inflation and restore full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir. The opposition demanded that a monthly help of Rs 7500 should be given to all the families outside the purview of income tax and free food grains and other items of daily necessities should be provided to the needy.
Opposition parties said, “The prices of petroleum products, cooking gas, cooking oil and other essential commodities should be reduced. All three anti-farmer laws should be repealed and MSP should be guaranteed. He said that privatization of public sector units should be stopped, labor codes should be repealed and the rights of the working class should be restored.
Opposition parties urged the government, “Incentive package should be given for MSME sector, vacant government posts should be filled. Under MNREGA, 200 days of work should be guaranteed and wages should be doubled. On the same lines, laws were made for urban areas. He said that teachers, employees of educational institutions and students should be vaccinated on priority basis.
“We condemn the attitude of the central government and the ruling party for disrupting the monsoon session, refusing to discuss or respond to the illegal use of Pegasus military spyware, repeal of all three anti-agriculture laws,” he said. Demands, mismanagement of the Kovid epidemic, inflation and unemployment were not discussed.
He said that these issues and many other issues affecting the country and the people were deliberately neglected by the government. Referring to the uproar in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of the monsoon session, the opposition parties claimed that several MPs, including some women MPs, were injured by the deployment of marshals to stop the opposition’s protest and the members were allowed to speak inside the House. stopped from.
He said, “The Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech did not even talk about any one issue related to the suffering of the people. His speech was just rhetoric with hollow slogans and propaganda. In fact, it was the speeches of 2019 and 2020 in a new way.” The issue of under-reporting of cases and death figures also came to the notice of many international and national agencies.
He emphasized the need for rapid vaccination to avoid a ‘third wave of Covid’ situation and said that at present only 11.3 percent of adults in the country have been given both doses of the vaccine and at this pace all adults are expected to be vaccinated by the end of this year. Achieving the goal is impossible. Opposition parties also alleged that the “real reason for the slow pace of vaccination is the lack of vaccines”.
Referring to the ‘destruction’ of the Indian economy, crores of people’s ‘unemployed, increasing poverty and hunger’ and many other issues, he said that people are facing very difficult. “Supporting the farmers’ movement under the banner of United Kisan Morcha, the opposition parties said that despite nine months of agitation, the government is not accepting the demand for repeal of all three laws and legal guarantee of MSP.” He also targeted the government regarding the espionage case and said that it is very dangerous and an attack on constitutional institutions.