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The Left parties have been conducting  a campaign and movement for a universal public distribution system and for an  effective food security law which assures all citizens access to  food.

The campaign conducted from July to  September 2012 has met with a good response from the people in all parts of the  country.

In order to intensify the campaign and  widen the movement, the Left parties decided to conduct a countrywide mass  signature campaign.The Left parties have given a call to  collect five crore signatures. Members and activists of the Left parties will go  house-to-house to collect signatures in the months of December 2012 and January  2013.
The demands on which the signatures  will be collected and submitted to the government  are:

Set up a universal public   distribution system without dividing the people into BPL and   APL.

35 kgs of foodgrains should be   supplied at not more than Rs. 2 per kg and this should be provided for in the   Food Security law.

No Cash transfer scheme in the   public distribution system

Those who attended the meeting  included, Prakash Karat, A.B. Bardhan, S. Sudhakar Reddy, Sitaram Yechury,  Debabrata Biswas, S Ramachandran Pillai, D Raja and Abani  Roy.