SDPI demands adequate compensation to Gaja cyclone victims
MADURAI: While condoling about 50 deaths in the Gaja cyclone in Tamil Nadu, SDPI President MK Faizy hailed the State Government for taking timely precautionary measures minimizing losses to a great extent.
Faizy said the compensation given to the victims by TN Government is inadequate. He demanded that in case of deaths instead of 10 lakhs an amount of Rs.25 lakh should be awarded to the next of kin who lost their lives. Similarly victims with major and minor injuries should be paid R.5 and 1 lakh respectively and not Rs. 1 lakh and Rs.25,000/-.
Faizy also urged the Central Government to intervene and extend help in restoring the essential services immediately in the affected 7 districts of TN. The Center should also provide substantial financial aid to the Tamil Nadu Government in this hour of crisis. The Modi Government should not indulge in double standards as in the case of Kerala state which was devastated by unprecedented floods earlier this year.
He congratulated SDPI cadres who have fanned out in the affected districts and are providing much needed relief to affected families by forming task force for the humanitarian job at hand.
Meanwhile, he reminded the NDA Government of its promise for AIIMS at Madurai for which work has not taken off yet. The Center should honor its promise as early as possible.
Faizy announced in the Press Conference that SDPI will shortly launch an All India campaign to save the Indian Constitution prepared by Baba Saheb Ambedkar and his team which is now being threatened by the saffron brigade to be replaced by Manu Smriti. He reminded that if Manu Smriti had been our Constitution then Narendra Modi, a Backward Chaiwala, could not have been the Prime Minister of the country.
He appealed all big and small political parties to shed their egos and join hands to save the Constitution which is the basis of Indian polity.[Press Release]