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Homage to Comrade K L Bajaj

WITH the demise of Comrade K L Bajaj on April 18, 2014, the Left and the working class movement in Maharashtra have lost one of their stalwarts. For the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, the loss of Comrade K L Bajaj is irreparable. At the time of his death at the age of 79, Bajaj was a member of the CPI(M) Central Committee and the Maharashtra state secretariat, and was the vice president of the CITU at both the national and the state level. He was one of the convenors of the Trade Union Joint Action Committee (TUJAC) in Maharashtra.

Law and Order Collapses in Kerala

THE secretariat of the Kerala state committee of the CPI(M) in a statement issued on April 17 has said that the rule of law has collapsed in Kerala under the UDF rule and mafia dons have taken over the role of the police. Even people are not safe in their homes. In the 32 month long of UDF rule, over 13.58 lakh crimes have been registered in the state. Under the LDF rule, the state was ranked number one crime free state.  Under the UDF rule, political murders have become the order of the day in Kerala. Last week has seen a number of murders in different parts of the state.

Shocking Statement

THE All India Democratic Women’s Association in a statement issued on April 11 strongly condemned the Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh for trivializing the serious crime of rape and gang rape in a public meeting at Moradabad on April 10, where he openly asked for condoning such heinous acts as momentary lapses.

Chief Minister Conspiring to Thwart Fair elections

From Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata
LEFT Front chairman  Biman Basu addressing a press conference on April 22 alleged that  Mamata Banerjee is impeding peaceful election process by her continuous provocative and incendiary speeches. He further added that Trinamool Congress and its leader Mamata Banerjee are involved in a deep conspiracy to subvert the election process in West Bengal.
Biman Basu said chief minister Mamata Banerjee is ruining the prestige of West Bengal by her ungainly speeches at public gatherings.

Election Scenario in Telangana and AP

THE division of Andhra Pradesh into two states -- Telangana and Andhra Pradesh -- will happen formally on June 2. Therefore elections to state assembly and Lok Sabha are taking place in the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh itself. But that is only technical in sense. Politically the electoral scene is markedly different in both the regions. If Congress party is vying for power in Telangana region, it is battling for life in Seemandhra region (the area comprising residual Andhra Pradesh), hardly able to find candidates to field on its behalf.

Maharashtra: Enthusiastic Rallies in all Four Lok Sabha Seats

FROM April 12 to 20, enthusiastic rallies and public meetings were held by the CPI(M) in all the four Lok Sabha seats that it is contesting in Maharashtra, viz Hingoli, Nashik, Dindori (ST) and Palghar (ST). The main speakers in these different rallies were CPI(M) Polit Bureau members Sitaram Yechury, Brinda Karat and M A Baby, Central Secretariat member Nilotpal Basu, Tripura minister Jitendra Chowdhury and state level leaders.

Comrade K L Bajaj

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the death of Comrade K L Bajaj, member of the Central Committee of the party and a veteran trade union leader of Maharashtra. Aged 78, Bajaj died after a short illness in Mumbai today.
Comrade Bajaj joined public life through the Revolutionary Communist Party of India. He joined the CPI(M) in 1964. Bajaj had participated in the movement for the liberation of Goa from Portuguese occupation and was arrested.

The Disappearance of Flight MH 370

THE formal announcement by the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, that the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 has in all likelihood crashed in the Indian Ocean south of the Australian city of Perth, will not bring immediate closure to the grief and anger that the incident has left in its wake. The Malaysian government has based its conclusions on the new satellite data provided by the British company Inmarsat that has conclusively shown the last position of the plane in the southern Indian Ocean.


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