The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on October 6, 2014.
THE explosion in Khagragarh, near Burdwan town in West Bengal, which killed two persons involved in bomb making, is a very serious issue. There are sufficient grounds to believe that extremist elements are involved. The concerned house is owned by a Trinamool Congress worker and it is alleged that a TMC office used to function from the garage in the house.
THE Prasar Bharti which was ultimately set up by an Act of Parliament in 1998, having undergone several changes from the original version of 1990 was conceived to ensure a degree of autonomy to the public broadcaster while still maintaining Parliamentary oversight. In the section on its mandate, there are several clauses in the law reading from Clause A to Clause P.
THE joint statement issued after the Obama-Modi talks has affirmed that the Defence Framework Agreement will be renewed for another ten years. This Framework Agreement, the first of its kind, was signed in June 2005 by the UPA government. What has now been decided is that negotiations would be held so that another framework agreement is put in place by June 2015 for the next ten years. This had already been decided when the US Secretary for Defence, Chuck Hagel, visited Delhi in August this year.
THE United States’ military intervention in Iraq and Syria is inexorably leading to a wider conflict in the region. President Obama announced bombing strikes in Iraq in August against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, now Islamic State). The air strikes were said to be a humanitarian intervention to save the Yazidis who were threatened by the IS. Obama, however, declared that there was no time limit in the fight against the IS and it could go on for years. Obama also ordered more US army advisors into Iraq.
THE 14th state conference of Tamilnadu unit of the All India Democratic Women’s Association was held from September 20-22, 2014 at Captain Lakshmi, Shyamali Gupta Memorial Hall in the city of Salem in Tamilnadu. The flag post in memory of martyr Krishnammal was brought by the Salem district committee and the flag in memory of Pappa Umanath was brought from Trichy. In memory of KP Janaki Ammal, Shajathi, Veerammal, Kasthuri and Leelavathi, memorial torches were brought from Madurai Rural, Cuddalore, Coimbatore, Theni and Madurai Urban districts respectively.
TO mark the 50th anniversary of the CPI(M) a series of four booklets were released by the Tripura state committee of the Party on October 1, 2014. The booklets were released by Central Committee member Badal Choudhury, CPI(M) state secretariat member Narayan Kar, PCM Matilal Sarkar and Satyabrata Bhattacharya.
THE Punjab state committee of the CPI(M) has decided to establish a research institute in memory of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet at Chandigarh. The institute will be named as Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet Institute Of Social Sciences Research. This institute will take up research in emerging socio-economic and political problems and phenomenon in Punjab.
THE Special Court at Bangalore has convicted Jayalalitha, the chief minister of Tamilnadu and the general secretary of AIADMK in the case against her for acquiring disproportionate wealth. Based on the judgment, Jayalalitha should immediately step down from the post of chief minister of Tamilnadu.
This judgment is a warning signal for those who indulge in corrupt activities and are dishonest in public life. CPI(M), Tamilnadu state secretariat is of the view that this judgment will strengthen the struggle against corruption.
THOUSANDS of people, on the call of the CPI(M) district committee of Malkangiri, the southern most Adivasi populated district of Odisha, demonstrated before the sub-collector’s office demanding a CBI inquiry into the land allotment and mining scams, in which the ruling BJD and its leaders are involved.