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Protest demands repeal of new criminal laws, NEET, seeks increased funding for MGNREGA at Salem

Protest demands repeal of new criminal laws, NEET, seeks increased funding for MGNREGA at Salem

A protest organized by the CPI-ML was held at Salem Fort Grounds on Monday to demand the repeal of new criminal laws, the cancellation of the NEET examination system, and an increase in funding for the MGNREGA program to Rs. 2.5 lakh crore annually.

The protestors also demanded that the Tamil Nadu government take full responsibility for the deaths of 67 people in Kallakurichi due to illicit liquor and called for the closure of TASMAC liquor shops and the implementation of total prohibition. They emphasized the urgent need to halt the spread of cannabis and other narcotics across Tamil Nadu.

Additionally, the protest highlighted the need to expand the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme to provide homes for all homeless poor people and to increase the financial assistance for house construction to Rs.7 lakh.

Participants in the protest raised strong demands for the repeal of new criminal laws, the cancellation of the NEET examination system, increased funding for MGNREGA, and the enhancement of social welfare schemes on a republican basis.

A. Chandramohan, Central Committee member, CPI-ML, Salem District Secretary, R. Velmurugan  and other key office bearers address the participants. The protest saw participation from party, District Committee member Jayaraman, AICCTU District President Balu, AISA State Organizer Sundar, District Officer Rahul, and Revolutionary Youth League District President Kalidas, all of whom delivered speeches condemning the current policies.