Dear Sir, I am writing to support the call given in the article of the July 16-31, 2010 issue of PV entitled "The people of India are demanding - "take measures to control prices, or quit!"''. I would also like to join the CGPI in extending its congratulations to the people of India for carrying out the successful Bharat Bandh on July 5, 2010.
The article clearly points out that there is a cynical ploy that is afoot every single day where the Government makes hollow claims of bringing prices under control in 6 months, when its has no sincerity at all. More importantly the article points out that the present regime of rising prices is the result of the action of a definite section of society that is profiting enormously from it. On the other hand, the vast majority of the people of the country are plunging deeper and deeper into misery and poverty, with no food, no clothing, no shelter, no transport, no education for their off spring, and no future. The call of the CGPI is that this is an unacceptable state of affairs. The article points out that there is a specific "aam admi" that the Government of India serves, which includes those of the biggest industrial houses. Therefore the people of India who are at the receiving end of these unacceptable policies are fully justified in asking that this state of affairs comes to an end. By bringing to the centrestage the demand for all the right to food, the right to basic amenities the CGPI has articulated the basic demand of the times. The CGPI also points out that the people of India must step up this struggle to meet these ends. Those in power will not concede these to the rightful masters of the country and struggle is therefore inevitable. The working class and its vanguard must be at the forefront of this struggle.
A. Narayan Bangalore