PUDUCHERRY: The People’s Welfare Front (Makkal Nala Kuttu Iyakkam) in Puducherry is all set to transform itself into a political alliance and contest the 2016 Assembly elections. The announcement is scheduled to be made on December 12 after a meeting of the constituents of PWF in Madurai. The front also is scheduled to come up with a Common Minimum Programme (CMP).
Addressing a meeting of the activists of the Front here on Sunday, senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and party’s national council member, Na Ra Kalainathan said the decision is in line with what was decided in Tamil Nadu some time back.
He also blamed the Narendra Modi-led BJP government for the spiraling prices and alleged that the increase in prices has made the common man’s life miserable. Accusing the Union government of being anti-farmer, he added that 1,572 farmers had committed suicide in the Vidharbha and Andhra regions between January and October, this year.
The senior CPI leader said the central trade unions including the Bharathiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) had opposed the 7th pay commission’s recommendations. He further said the fifth and sixth pay panels had suggested over 30 per cent increase while the present panel had recommended just 23.55 per cent.