Vote Loot Again in Bengal: A Glimpse


IN West Bengal, the TMC has just won Uluberia Lok Sabha bye election and Noapara assembly bye election. In Uluberia, they have won with a margin of more than 4 lakhs. In Noapara, the difference is more than 63 thousand. It is being touted as a ‘big victory for the development policies of Mamata government’. Even a section of secular political forces are bewildered by these ‘huge’ margins.

Tripura Left Front Manifesto: A Confident Declaration

THE ruling Left Front of Tripura released its Election Manifesto last week. Having been in power in the state continuously for the last 25 years, the document is brimming with information about a wide range of issues, from tackling separatist violence to creating employment through agricultural modernisation and industrialisation, from increasing literacy and reducing dropout rates to spread of healthcare services, from successful attempts to build harmony among various ethnic groups to paying attention to needs of underprivileged tribals, dalit communities and minorities.

Delhi CPI(M) Stage Protest Against the Anti-People Budget

A protest was organised on 5th February in Delhi against the anti people budget of the Modi government. Comrade Md Salim, CPI(M) MP and Polit Bureau Member addressed the gathering along with comrades K. M. Tewari and others.

The speakers said that this is nothing but a jumla budget. Nothing in this budget will provide relief to common people and it is a budget to benefit the big corporates and capitalists.

CPI(M) Holds Ninth Regional Conference at Jammu

THE ninth regional conference of the CPI(M) Jammu was held on January 28, 2018 at Jammu. The conference was inaugurated by Gh Nabi Malik, state secretary of CPI(M). The delegate session was presided over by a presidium consisting of Banarasi Dass, Sohan Lal, Kishore Kumar and Om Prakash. Condolence resolution to pay tributes to the departed revolutionary leaders across the globe and Party activists was moved by Romesh Chand.  The delegates condoled the demise of veteran revolutionary leader, Comrade Bishan Das.

Memorial Meeting for Khagen Das

A memorial meeting for CPI(M) Central Committee member and Tripura Left Front chairman Khagen Das was organised at Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala on January 24. Das died in the early hours of January 20 in Kolkata where he had participated in the meeting of the Central Committee. He was aged 80 years. Left Front leaders paid glowing tributes to Das and recalled his huge contributions to the left and democratic movement in Tripura.

Tripura: BJP Plan a Repeat of What Congress Did in 1980s

AS Tripura goes into a crucial assembly election, there is a red alert for the people of the state as well as around the country.  An unscrupulous party ruling at the centre hell-bent on grabbing power in Tripura by hook or by crook, an alliance between this party and a tribal separatist outfit known for its violent deeds, a stream of central ministers and other bigwigs visiting the state and denouncing the Left Front, enormous inflow of money to run the election campaign, use of central powers to tilt the local bureaucracy and security forces – and a steady increase in killings and violenc

Students’ Struggle against Communal Violence & Politics of Hate

INCIDENTS of communal violence and hatred have increased manifolds in India in recent times. The idea of a secular, democratic republic is under attack by the very forces ruling at the Centre. The idea of those who are leading the regime in this country is an idea which wages war against the constitutional values itself. The brutal murder of Mohammad Afrajul and the circulation of a video of his killing is one of the most horrifying experiences in the recent past.

WEST BENGAL: Tea Workers’ Historic March

THOUSANDS of tea workers marched to ‘Uttarkanya’, the state government office in North Bengal on January 24, in a historic show of unity. Tea workers in northern Bengal are suffering from severe distress. Many tea gardens are closed since long, triggering starvation deaths and large scale migration. In other gardens, workers are being paid paltry wages, their ration and health facilities have gradually declined. The state government has remained criminally callous to the widespread crisis in tea gardens.


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