The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on March 2.
THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the threats being issued by RSS leaders against the Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan. A RSS leader in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh has announced a Rs 1 crore bounty for the democratically elected chief minister’s head.
By this the RSS has reconfirmed that it spearheads the politics of violence and terror as has been clear in Kerala in the recent months.
THERE are a lot of people who need to be thanked for their wishes on the Women's Day. Indeed the list is quite long, but taking into consideration the constraints of time and space here are a few that should not be missed at any cost.
Let's start with the pradhan mantri, err, pradhan sewak. Not the one to shy away from showing his strength in using the 140-character handle, he 'twished' (this is a tweet+wish) saluting the 'indomitable spirit, determination & dedication of Nari Shakti on International Women's Day'. Indomitable spirit...yes, he should really thank us for that.
THE unexpected pardon that the former American president, Barack Obama, has given to the whistle blower, Chelsea Manning, has come as a welcome surprise for human rights activists and millions of ordinary Americans, who had demanded his release. Obama has not extended the same gesture to Edward Snowden, the other famous whistle blower, who exposed the widespread State surveillance by US intelligence agencies. The Obama administration has arrested more whistle blowers on charges of espionage than any previous administration.
HUNDREDS of activists of the Left and Democratic Front in Mumbai belonging to various parties, viz CPI(M), CPI, Lal Nishan Party, CPI(ML) Liberation and Bharip-Bahujan Mahasangh participated in a militant demonstration on March 6 at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai. The demonstration strongly denounced the inciting declaration of a reward of one crore rupees by Kundan Chandrawat, RSS Head Pracharak of Ujjain city in Madhya Pradesh, for beheading Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of Kerala and Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M).
Students and teachers from different universities marched from Mandi House to Parliament Street in New Delhi on March 4, against ABVP'S gundaraj and their assault on students and teachers outside Ramjas college.
Addressing the gathering, Sitaram Yechury said that the ABVP's goondaraj will not be tolerated and united resistance will be waged against anti-people, anti-student government. He extended support to their struggle, on behalf of the Party.
KERALA finance minister Thomas Isaac presented the budget for 2017-18 in the Assembly on March 5. The budget was a bold attempt to save the state’s economy and to provide maximum relief to the common people facing a crisis created by the central government’s demonetisation move and neo-liberal economic policies. The budget attracted a wide applause from every section of society. The opposition parties have not raised any objection to the budget provisions.
HUNDREDS of women from all walks of life, sang, danced shouted slogans in a lively march on the streets of Hyderabad on March 8 under the united banner of AIDWA,CITU and UTF. Led by veteran leader M Swarajyam and state leaders Ashalata, Hymavati, Jayalakshmi and joined by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, the procession ended in a public meeting in Sundarayya centre addressed by chief guest, Brinda Karat and others.
AT the call of the Anganwadi Mulajam Union, Punjab CITU, a colourful public rally was held at Sirhand in Fatehgarh Sahib district on March 8. The state office of Anganwadi Mulajam Union, Punjab was inaugurated in Sirhand, a short distance from the capital Chandigarh on March 8, 2017 on the occasion of the International Women's Day. This is the first building owned by any union of anganwadi employees affiliated to All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH).
THOUSANDS of students from all over India marched under the banner of the Students’ Federation of India to the parliament on March 3, 2017, against the right-wing assaults led by the RSS-BJP-ABVP on education, democracy and social justice, and for a pro-people, pro-student education policy. The call for this march was given by the central executive committee of SFI in the wake of an unrelenting authoritarian assault on campuses and students in the past couple of years in the wake of the imposition of RSS’ agenda of Hindutva.
GUJARAT Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union has been on strike since February 21, 2017 against non-provisioning of anything in the state budget on their basic demands. They decided to conclude the strike on March 8 through a massive rally at Ahmedabad. The BJP government in the state tried all repressive measures to break the strike including preemptive arrests in a big way. But the strike continued successfully braving all atrocities. The government was not ready for talks.