The Himachal Pradesh CPM unit has announced to observe September 20 as a National Protest day in which massive demonstrations and protest actions would be held throughout the state. The CPM has stated, the UPA government has stuck cruel blows on the people one after another.
• It has raised the price of diesel by Rs. 5 per litre stoking price rise and burdening the farmers.
• It has limited the subsidised gas cylinder per family to six and the rest will have to be bought at the market price which is more than double.
• It has opened the multi-brand retail trade to foreign supermarket chains endangering the livelihood of more than four crore people occupied in retail trade and the mass of consumers.
• It is selling off shares of profitable PSUs and navaratna companies like NALCO and Oil India.
The CPM has appealed to the people to rise in protest against these anti-people measures.