Port Blair, March 16: The Port Blair City Area Committee of CPI (M) has conducted a massive procession at Port Blair today (16.03.2023) evening to protest against the curtailment of drinking water, frequent power cut and recent hike in LPG cylinders, etc.  The procession began from Delanipur and culminated in front of PBMC Office after making a round of Aberdeen Bazar. 

Addressing the gathering in front of PBMC Head Office at Aberdeen Bzar, D. Ayyappan, Secretary, CPI (M), A & N State Organising Committee criticized the BJP-led central government and its Administration in the Islands for the curtailment of drinking water and frequent power cut at Port Blair and rural South Andaman areas.  He said that at present drinking water is supplied once in three days while half of the time in a day power cut is resorted despite the ongoing CBSE Board Examinations. He also criticized the central government for the frequent hike in the prices of LPG cylinders.

Addressing the gathering B. Chandrachoodan, State Secretariat Member of CPI (M) blamed the BJP and its PBMC for the water scarcity in the Port Blair town and rural South Andaman areas and said that the BJP-led Port Blair Municipal Council has no moral right to remain in power any more.

Addressing the participants in the mass procession, D. Laxman Rao, State Secretariat Member said that the central government has been increasing the LPG prices at their will and wish disregarding the hardship of the poor people. 

A large number of CPI (M) leaders, workers and sympathizers participated in the massive procession which was led by CPI (M) State Secretariat Member Dr Gouranga Majhi, State Committee Member P. Sathyapal and Port Blair City Area Committee Members R. Surendran Pillai, M. Boominathan, BC Bhattacharjee, NKP Nair, etc.  The party workers in the procession had carried an empty LPG cylinder, empty plastic buckets and tube lights as a mark of protest.