CPI-M and its allied units staged a massive rally at Dharmangar of North Tripura in support of their 16-point charter of demands.

Members of Ganamukti Parishad, Tripura Khet Mazdoor Union, All India Kisan Sabha and others participated in the rally.

The massive rally began from the Dharmanagar CPI-M party office and the protestors walked across the entire town.

Party leaders, who participated in the rally included Deepti Dey, Niranjan Debnath, Ratan Roy, Harkumar Nath, Bijita Nath, Abhijit Dey, Sreebrat Chakraborty, Makhan Pal, Rabindrajit Rajkumar, Dhaneshwar Naik, Shashank Majumder, Sameeran Das and Hasi Bhattacharya.

The other leaders, who also joined the rally, included Mira Bagchi, Ataftur Rahman, Pradyut Sharma, Tapas Sarkar, Sudhir Das, Arjun Nath and Amitabh Dutta.

The protesters demanded that the power sector should not be privatised, unusual increase in electricity tariff should be stopped, the infrastructure of North Tripura District Hospital needs to be developed, health services need to be expanded in the District Hospital.

As per the announcement of the chief minister, financial assistance of Rs.10 lakh should be provided to the family members of the patients who died of COVID19, the protestors demanded.

They demanded that all students applying for admission in Dharmanagar Government College should be admitted; no student should be deprived of admission, 200 working days per year should be created in Rega and TUAP, and the workers be paid Rs 340 as per election promise.

It was also demanded that the unemployed people be paid a minimum unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000 depending on the job or employment.

Panna Ghosh

Panna Ghosh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dharmanagar in Tripura. He can be reached at: pannalivenews@gmail.com