BY TC News Desk
Agartala, January 04: The Sadar sub-divisional committee of the DYFI, the youth wing of the CPIM, organized a protest march and a street corner here on Thursday. The protesters demanded immediate action from the state government to provide jobs to the unemployed youth and to curb the menace of drug abuse in the society.
The protest march started from the motor stand area of Agartala around 10 am and passed through various streets of the city, raising slogans against the ruling BJP and its ally IPFT. The marchers also carried placards and banners with messages such as “Give us jobs, not drugs”, “Stop destroying the future of the youth”, and “We want a drug-free society”. The march culminated at the motor stand area, where a road meeting was held.
The road meeting was addressed by DYFI State Secretary Nabarun Deb and other leaders of the organization. Deb criticized the state government for failing to generate employment opportunities for the youth and accused it of conspiring to push the young generation into the darkness of addiction. He said that the state was witnessing a surge in drug trafficking and consumption, especially in the Oli street area, where drunken revelry was rampant. He urged the youth to stay away from such vices and join the struggle for their rights and dignity.
Deb also slammed the central government for its anti-people policies and alleged that it was working for the interests of the corporate sector and the rich. He said that the BJP-led government had betrayed the promises made to the people before the elections and had imposed various taxes and price hikes on the common people. He demanded that the central government should roll back the farm laws, the fuel price hike, and the privatization of public sector enterprises.
Deb called upon the youth to unite and fight against the BJP-IPFT government in the state and the BJP-led government at the centre. He said that the DYFI would continue to organize protests and agitations for the demands of the youth and the masses. He appealed to the people to support the DYFI and the Left Front in their struggle for a better and progressive society.