Central Committee Communiqué

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which met in New Delhi from September 17 to 19 has issued the following statement on September 19, 2016.
The Central Committee of the CPI(M) strongly condemned the killing of 17 Indian army personnel in a terrorist attack in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. A separate...


Dalit Swabhiman Sangharsh Rally Calls for Struggles against...

THOUSANDS of dalits and toiling masses from across the country attended the Dalit Swabhiman Sangharsh Rally at Parliament Street in New Delhi on September 16, 2016. Six organisations – Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch, Akhil Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union...


After Uri, What?

THE attack on the army camp in Uri by four heavily armed militants has resulted in the death of 18 soldiers of the Indian army. This vicious assault has raised the question of how India should respond. Earlier, the attack on the IAF base at Pathankot in January this year had posed a similar problem for the Modi government.

On Merger of Railway Budget

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on September 22, 2016. THE decision by the union cabinet to merge the railway budget with the general budget is a unilateral step without discussion in parliament. It was parliament which was empowered to discuss railway finances and development.

Government Sponsored Land Grab

IN both the newly formed states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the state governments are on a land grab spree to take away lakhs of acres from the hapless farmers. But the efforts of the governments to grab the land are not going unchallenged. Realising the consequences that are going to confront them, the farming community in both the states is resisting through bitter and militant struggles.

The TPP and US Politics

A PECULIAR charade is being played out during the current US election campaign. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which is an economic agreement between the US and several Asian countries has been under negotiation for almost eight years now. For four of these eight years, Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state and hence directly supervising these negotiations; and even after she quit that job she has remained a prominent figure around the Obama administration, even if not part...

Leapfrogging to Stage VI Vehicular Emission norms

THE government finally issued the long awaited gazette notification for the sharply compressed timetable for introduction of Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission norms for vehicles and other petroleum combustion engines, broadly conforming to the Euro VI emission norms. It had earlier released an almost identical draft of this policy in January 2016 and had given all stakeholders time to respond.

A Report on RSS Attacks on CPI(M) in Kerala

SINCE the assembly elections in Kerala and the LDF government being formed, there has been a spate of attacks against the CPI(M) and the LDF by the RSS-BJP workers in the state. A report listing all these attacks is given below. ASSASSINATIONS Comrade C V Raveendran was assassinated by RSS criminals while he was participating in the victory demonstration in Dharmadam constituency. In Kanhangad even E Chandrasekharan, CPI Leader and MLA was...

CPI(M) Delegation Visits Mewat

A DELEGATION from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) consisting of Central Secretariat member Nilotpal Basu, Central Committee member and leader of CPI(M) group in Lok Sabha P Karunakaran and CPI(M) member of Lok Sabha Badrudzza Khan visited Dingerheri village, Mewat in Haryana on September 21. They were accompanied by former CPI(M) Haryana state secretary Inderjit Singh and Party state committee member Satbir Singh.

AIKS Demands Judicial Enquiry into Police Firing on Farmers in Kaziranga

THE All India Kisan Sabha, in a statement issued on September 20, has strongly condemned the killing of two farmers including a woman in Nagaon district of Assam near the Kaziranga National Park in a forced eviction drive. Anjuma Khatun and Fakhruddin have died and five farmers are seriously injured in the firing. It is the insensitive approach and total failure of the administration that led...

Thinking Together

The eighth BRICS Summit is going to be held in Goa in the month of October 2016. How does the CPI(M) view the role of BRICS in the background of the internal political developments in these countries? R Sengupta, Kolkata THE eighth BRICS Summit is going to be held in Goa on October 15-16, 2016. BRICS is a grouping of five developing countries, which together constitute 42 percent of the world's population and more than 14 percent of the world's GDP.

Ongoing Saudi led Massacre in Yemen

IT has been more than 16 months since the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched a war on Yemen, the poorest nation in the Arabian peninsula. The other members of the military coalition are the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco and Kuwait. Most of the bombing raids are being conducted by Saudi planes these days. The UAE air force which was very active in the earlier phase of the campaign is now only playing a limited role.