Alleging that the policies adopted by the NDA government at the Centre are responsible for the downfall of the economy, communal polarization and curb in the freedom of expression, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said that interference of the current regime in parliamentary institutes and judiciary is harmful for the democracy of the country.
"Due to the current NDA government led by Narendra Modi's interference, people are facing hardships as there has been a decline in the economic conditions of the common people and at the same time, the communal polarization is threatening to damage the social fabric of the country," Yechury said during a press conference at SK International Conference Centre (SKICC), where the two-day 11th state conference of the Jammu and Kashmir CPI (M) was held.
"When Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister, 49 per cent of the wealth of the country was in the hands of one per cent people of the country. Today, if we look at the status of 2017, 73 per cent of the wealth in the country is in the hands of just one per cent people. So that means in the last four years, rich people have become richer and poor are getting poorer," he alleged. (UNI)