Kerala being neglected, say protesting Left MPs

October 22nd, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Demanding that Kerala’s food grain quota and share of electricity be restored, MPs of the Left parties Wednesday protested outside parliament and condemned the negligence of the central government towards the state. Kerala’s food grain quota has reportedly been cut by nearly 90 percent, from over 100,000 tonnes to 17,000 tonnes over the past year.

The MPs, who held the protest before the Lok Sabha session began, said the government “should not divide people in the name of above poverty line and below poverty line”.

On Tuesday, members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) wanted to move an adjournment notion in the Lok Sabha on the issue. When this was denied, they staged a walkout.

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