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Country has entered a stage of recession, claims Yechury

Country has entered a stage of recession, claims Yechury

Puducherry: The CPI (M) on Thursday claimed that the country had entered a stage of recession with factories in large numbers being shut down and huge retrenchment of employees taking place.

Besides, farmers suicides continued and the country`s growth rate had fallen steeply and this scenario had clearly marked that the country was in a stage of recession, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged. He also accused the BJP-led NDA government of "sharpening polarisation

on the basis of religion in

total violation of the constitution."

The government was unleashing an all round attack on the country`s constitutional order, democracy, federalism, secularism and the economic plight of the people, Yechury alleged. He also disputed the claim that the situation in Kashmir valley was normal.

"If there was normalcy why is the communication system not working there, why shops are not open and public

transport not available," he asked.

Yechury said the Centre should make huge investments in infrastructure development as it would generate jobs.

The CPI (M) along with other left parties would launch a nationwide protest from October 10 to 16 against the current economic crisis and force the government to invest in infrastructure development instead of extending concessions to the rich and the corporates, he said.

On PM Narendra Modi saying 'Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar" at the 'Howdy, Modi' event on Sunday at Houston, Yechury said "We do not allow any foreigner to campaign for any candidate in our polls."

"It is unbecoming of a Prime Minister of India, an independent nation, to actually go to the US and campaign for a candidate using the same slogan `Abki Baar Trump Sarkar` that he (Modi) used for himself in India," he said.

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