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The union government wants to bring in simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.  Will this not be beneficial for the country?  What is the CPI(M) stand on this proposal?

 

Gurmesh Singh, Chandigarh

THE BJP-led government is eager to initiate simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come out supporting the idea of holding simultaneous elections.

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Q. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha since 2014. What is the CPI(M)’s stand?

Rajasekharan, Chennai

 

A. The Bill was introduced in February 2014 when the UPA II government was on its way out. There was an inordinate delay in introducing the Bill, set to replace the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, consequent to India signing and ratifying the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007.

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Swami Vivekananda emerged as an iconic saint-philosopher who is credited for bringing a new momentum to the process of Hindu revivalism in the 19th century.  The Hindu nationalists spearheaded by RSS and its affiliates have and continue to project Swamiji as the leading light of militant Hindutva.  The CPI(M) and the Left have not taken it upon themselves to confront his ideas in a vigorous manner.  Why is it so?

Biswajit Ghosh, Kolkata

 

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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

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There has been a flare up of Cauvery waters dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu consequent to the Supreme Court order on release of waters to Tamil Nadu. There have been violent protests in Karnataka. What is the CPI (M) stand on the issue?
M Durairaj, Chennai

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There is a lot of confusion about the Aadhaar Card among large sections of people.  What does the CPI(M) feel about attempts by the Modi government to make the possession of the Aadhaar card mandatory?

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The Union Cabinet has passed what is being called the ‘Surrogacy Bill’ to regulate the practice of surrogacy in India.  There have been many conflicting opinions expressed on the Bill.  What is our Party’s stand on the provisions of the Bill?
Vijay Sinha, Mumbai

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It has been reported in the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be attending the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Venezuela and some other Minister will represent India.  What does this mean for India’s foreign policy and how does the CPI(M) view this?

G N Ramesh, Hyderabad

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Question: Some social activists and intellectuals have written to the CPI(M) to take steps to forge the unity of all secular and democratic forces in Uttar Pradesh to fight the BJP in the forthcoming assembly elections. They have also appealed to small parties not to put up candidates which can divide the anti-BJP vote. What is the Party’s response to this appeal?
--Rakesh Singh, Delhi

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