CPI-M common secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday accused the BJP of strengthening the drive for centralisation of all authority and energy “below the duvet of a COVID-19 pandemic” and mentioned it was “negating the rules of federalism”.
“BJP below the duvet of a pandemic is strengthening the drive for centralisation of all authority and energy, negating the rules of federalism. Choices are taken unilaterally by the Centre and the states are burdened with bearing the results of such unilateral choices,” he mentioned at a press convention.
He alleged the functioning of parliament has been grievously circumscribed.
“Questions have raised on the functioning of judiciary, ECI, ED and CBI. We condemn the authoritarian assault on democratic rights and civil liberties. Any expression of dissent is handled as anti-national,” he mentioned.
Mr Yechury mentioned that the social gathering will observe protest week from August 20-26 everywhere in the nation by following precautions associated to the pandemic.
The 16 calls for of the social gathering embody money transfers to poor and needy, free foodgrains, growth of MNREGA and strengthening interstate migration legislation.
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