Two million CPI-M activists line up 1,000 km in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) Some two million CPI-M activists lined up 1,000 km across Kerala’s 14 districts on Tuesday evening to denounce the “anti-people policies” of the state and central governments.

The activists lined up on one side of the street at 4 p.m., at some places braving the rains. After a pledge was read out, they formed a human chain before the protest was called off at 5 p.m.

In front of the Kerala governor’s residence, Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury lashed out at the Narendra Modi government.

“In just a year it has has become clear that all his promises were hollow. The RSS agenda of turning India into a Hindu Raj is being carried out,” the Marxist leader said.

“Today, corruption has surfaced under some central ministries in Delhi,” he said.

The CPI-M leader complimented the party’s Kerala unit for organising the novel protest.

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