Welfare Schemes for the Poor are Failures: CPIML
CPIML organized a ‘Save the Workers’ rally in Ranchi on 27 August 2020. The rally was well attended despite heavy rain and resounded with slogans like ‘Work for everyone and full Wages for Work’, ‘Give Relief Packages not to Corporates but to Poor Workers’, and ‘Ration Relief and Guarantee of Work for all Poor’.
The anti-worker policies of the Centre and the State were opposed. Speaking on the occasion, Central Committee member Shubhendu Sen said that the Center’s Garib Kalyan Yojana as well as the State government’s promise to provide work for everyone have both proved to be total failures. The announcement of the Garib Kalyan Yojana is nothing but a deceptive lollipop. The Central and State governments have failed to provide employment and rations to workers struggling under the Lockdown. The Center must stop providing packages to companies and give them instead to poor workers.
Ranchi District Secretary Bhubaneshwar Kewat said that in the name of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ workers have been left to the mercy of the fates. The government is looking after the interests of companies rather than those of poor workers. They must stop using the Corona crisis in this way.