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India’s REPUBLIC Day, the Irony of Democracy under BJP rule : Various Media houses shutdown, Poor people’s voice unheard, 90% media ‘Jo Hujoor’
TIWN Jan 25, 2020
India’s REPUBLIC Day, the Irony of Democracy under BJP rule : Various Media houses shutdown, Poor people’s voice unheard, 90% media ‘Jo Hujoor’
PHOTO : Pic 1 : CM Biplab Deb reading newspaper which was tried to shutdown by BJP Govt, other pics : Public suffering amid Godi media's unlimited enjoyments

AGARTALA, Jan 25 (TIWN): From 2018 to 2019, Tripura’s various media houses were shutdown and few could not and rest survived after surrendering before the Govt. Tripura reportedly is just the mini version of India’s democracy as from UP to Delhi the situations of journalists, media persons remained more or less same. Among the various techniques to shutdown media voices, a daily newspaper Aajkaal was closed by BJP Govt after it stopped giving advertisement to the newspaper. At last this newspaper is closed leaving 33 employees jobless. Total 14 journalists were reporting from Agartala office itself who lost jobs.Earlier, another newspaper ‘Daily Desher Katha’ was shutdowned by the BJP Govt but under Court’s order it restarted but hawkers are not allowed to carry Daily Desher Katha. Various TV channels were too shutdowned by the BJP Govt whereas attacks on various media including Tripurainfoway indeed made already a history in Tripura's democracy butchering.

When this is the situation, no one to raise poor people’s voice in the state and Govt’s fake data has desperately declared that per capita incomes have increased.

Unemployed youths who were fooled with fake promises like 50,000 Govt jobs in 1 years ended by hopelessness along with thousands of terminations.
From mouths to mouths, poor people have one line to say here, the “Rojgaar is not like before”/

long with MGNREGA works' massive downs under the ruling BJP Govt in Tripura, worklessness situations have hit the daily earners’ lives here. In the continuous economic survey almost all workers have alleged on camera that Govt is not giving them works and the previous Govt was much better. Lack of customers have rattled the business of the common men. The regular rickshaw drivers who are paying Rs. 200 per day the rickshaw owners are unable to earn Rs. 300 per day, said survey in the capital city Agartala whereas in rural and semi-urban areas the situation is worse. Same conditions are being faced by vegetable, fruits, flower sellers in the city. As slowdown affected the common men and businessmen, so workers’ demands are too at low, witnesses a massive decrease of demand of daily workers by households and businessmen. BJP's "Cholo Paltai" practically brought changes in Tripura's economy but in a Negative-Run. TIWN Video Jan 24, 2020 by NILADRI CHOWDHURY

 TIWN has  been surveying the economic situations of the state focusing in the capital town but so far only frustrations and distresses were reported. Markets were surveyed where around hundreds of workers were seen didn’t get any work whereas even before 2 years, the situation was completely different for the state. On that time, workers demands were high, wages were high and also MGNREGA and other Govt works were given at a large number. Before 2 years, not only workers’ wages were higher than now and a competition was seen between the people to catch the workers but today workers are in wait hours after hours but demand of workers heavily downed. 

“There are multiple problems and various crisis situations which are being faced by us leading unhappiness in our families. Even we are unable to fee our babies properly and they keep on crying after we return empty hands. When worklessness is high, wages are low. Hardly out of 5 days one day we are managing to get a work", said a daily worker.

Another person alleged, few workers from Bangladesh come everyday and take works at low rate snatching the work-opportunities further.

Another man who also didn't get any work said, "Commodity prices are too high and no work on the top of that. Only Govt employees now can survive. At all scale, the working class's conditions are miserable now.

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