CPI sought high level inquiry into special treatment for Sasikala

Vastavam web: CPI today sought a high level inquiry into allegations that AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala had paid Rs 2 crore to some jail officials for being given preferential treatment at a prison in Bengaluru where she has been lodged.Stringent action should be taken against the erring officials, CPI National secretary D Raja told reporters here.On presidential and vice-presidential elections, Raja said the election was between two different ideologies.

On one side is “communal politics of the BJP with the support of RSS and on the other, the 18 opposition parties who uphold constitutional values and secular fabric of the country,” he said.Raja accused the BJP government of neglecting the interests of farmers, who are facing the worst ever economic crisis in the recent past.At the least the government should come forward to implement the M S Swaminathan Committee report and properly fix minimum support price for farmers’ produce and also reduce input cost for agriculture, he said.He alleged that the government was trying to impose Hindi and Sanskrit and the policy will be against the country’s unity and sovereignty.