Visakhapatnam: Left parties on Sunday appealed to the public to make the bandh on February 8, to protest the Centre’s apathy towards Andhra Pradesh, a success.
Addressing a joint media conference here, they said the Centre had given a short-shrift to the State in the budget proposals for the year
2018-19 with no effort made to make up for the revenue deficit or announce the separate railway zone, nor providing funds for Kadapa steel plant, new capital, north Andhra and Rayalaseema region.
“None of the aspects in the bifurcation Act are implemented. Even Maharashtra and Karnataka got a better deal than us.The bandh is proposed on Thursday in this background.and we request the trade as well as trade unions farmers’ wings, student and youth organisations, Dalit associations and everybody to express their resentment by observing bandh,” CPM State secretariat member Ch Narasinga Rao said.
CPI leader, AJ Stalin said that disinvestment proposals would take their toll on public sector industries in Visakhapatnam. There was no relief provided to workers and empoloyees in the budget nor for the agriculture sector, he stated.
CPI-ML leaders Kondaiah, Ganesh Panda, MCPI(U) leader Sankararao, CPM leader VS Padmanabharaju and others were present.