Yechury hails state’s development model | Kochi News


Thrissur: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday hailed the development programmes being undertaken in Kerala as an effective alternative to the neoliberal development model and called for strengthening it.
Inaugurating the programme organized by Centre of Science and Technology For Rural Development to remember the contributions of veteran CPM leader EMS Namboodiripad, through an online platform, Yechury said the advocates of neoliberalism vehemently opposes any welfare measures for providing relief to the poor sections. Neoliberalism also seeks to reduce wages, and aggravate exploitation and inequality. The need of the hour is to step up people’s purchasing capacity, but the governments led by the admirers of neoliberalism, are unwilling to take any measures in that direction, he added.
Yechury alleged that the Modi government at the Centre was decimating the secularist foundations of the country and the federal character of its Constitution. The government is destroying the nation’s education sector. The utter failure of the government measures to contain the spread of Covid exposed the limitations of the neoliberal policies, he argued.
Such crises can be contained only through government’s effective interventions. Kerala government had taken effective people-oriented measures. That is why the Kerala model had won global acclaim, he said.


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