Tirupati: Communist Party of India (CPI) national general secretary Dr K Narayana on Thursday said that the Chief Justice of India N V Ramana had allegedly expressed his concern over the presence of 33 persons with ‘criminal background’ in the Modi cabinet.
Narayana said the CJI had allegedly expressed his serious view on the issue of ‘corrupt minister’s in Modi cabinet during his recent meeting with President Ram Nath Kovid.
Addressing a press conference here, the CPI leader said the issue needed a larger public debate and being a talking point between the CJI and President is not enough.
He said the Vice President cum Chairman of Rajya Sabha Venkaiah Naidu was aggravating sentiments when MPs went up to the podium in Parliament demanding a debate on issues like anti-farmer laws and Pegasus snooping controversy.
The CPI leader charged that the Modi government had garnered revenue of Rs 20 lakh crore by hiking petrol and diesel fuel prices during Covid and benefit huge profits to the Ambani and Adani, companies.
He alleged the government had misled people by quoting on 4 lakh COVID deaths as against 40 lakh people dying.
The national committee of CPI will meet on September 4 and 5 to chalk out a plan of action on all burning issues.
CPI Andhra Pradesh secretary Mr Harinath Reddy demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for a farm labour Sulochana, who died when working below a hillock as part of employment guarantee program.
He wanted YSR Bhima for all family members and compensation of Rs 5 lakhs for corona journalist warriors. The Information Commissioner had wrongly denied accreditation cards to journalists in Andhra Pradesh.
CPI district secretary Rama Naidu demanded that government should rescind its vindictive actions against the Amar Raja group of industries that provided 60,000 jobs in the state.