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The CPI(M) in parliament opposed the Aadhaar Bill being declared as a money bill. Why was this so?
R Jaganathan, Chennai

THE Modi government had introduced the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill in the Lok Sabha. On the request of the government, the speaker allowed the introduction of the legislation as a money bill. As per the constitution, a money bill cannot be amended or changed by the Rajya Sabha. It can only send its recommendations to the Lok Sabha, which alone can take a final decision.

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What is the Marxist stand on automation? To enhance production and continue to unleash the productive forces, automation is required. But again that brings unemployment. Then what is the way out?
Sarbratik Brahma, Kolkata

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Q: In the 'Origin of Family, Private Property and the State', Engels argued that love or marital relationship between individuals must be completely their private affair and just as in primitive communism, in future communist society also, it should be possible to easily end a relationship from either side and without the interference of public courts. After the Russian revolution, Lenin said that henceforth the so-called 'legitimate' and 'illegitimate' children would be equal. In western world today, being formal partners, ie, live-in relationship has become very common.

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Q: In the 'Origin of Family, Private Property and the State', Engels argued that love or marital relationship between individuals must be completely their private affair and just as in primitive communism, in future communist society also, it should be possible to easily end a relationship from either side and without the interference of public courts. After the Russian revolution, Lenin said that henceforth the so-called 'legitimate' and 'illegitimate' children would be equal. In western world today, being formal partners, ie, live-in relationship has become very common.

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Do the string of electoral defeats for the Left in Latin America in countries like Argentina and Venezuela mean that the Left advance is being reversed? If so, what are the reasons?

 

Balakrishnan, Chennai

 

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Every day in Ganashakti, we are reading about the continuing human tragedy in North Bengal tea gardens. We cannot expect any help from state or çentral governments. But shall we only continue to blame the failure of governments or do something ourselves?

Then why aren’t we requesting all Party members and sympathisers to contribute their two days salary and create a fund to save the workers?

We say that we are a mass Party. If that be so, then why aren’t we doing these things?

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More than 65 years after our Constitution was passed, is it not time to do away with reservations based on caste?  Is it not true that all poor people should be given the benefit of reservation in government jobs and educational institutions?

R K Singh, Bulandshahr, UP

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What is the CPI(M)’s opinion on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that makes homosexual relations a criminal offence? Do you support the demand for review of this clause in the Supreme Court?
S Madhav, Mysuru

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