THE CPI(M) drew the attention of the Chief Election Commissioner to certain major corrupt practices which the BJP is indulging in, in the run-up to the Tripura assembly elections. The CPI(M) Tripura state committee has already brought this to the notice of the Chief Electoral Officer, Tripura and copies have been duly forwarded to the Commission.
WHAT is happening in the US economy provides an object lesson on the functioning of neo-liberal capitalism. Pre-first world war capitalism which had witnessed the long Victorian and Edwardian boom had relied on the colonial arrangement for the system’s dynamics.
THE 25th state conference of the CPI(M) Andhra Pradesh state committee was held in Bhimavaram from February 10-12, 2018 in a spirited manner.
Before the inaugural session of the conference, Party senior leader and former MLA, Rudraraju Satyanarayana Raju hoisted the Red flag in Simhadri Siva Reddy hall at Parsa Satyanarayana Nagar (conference venue) and all the delegates, observers paid homage to the martyrs.
THE three-day 22nd Assam state conference of the CPI(M) concluded at Silpagram in Guwahati on February 6, with a clarion call to intensify the struggle against neo-liberal economic policies and the politics of communal divide being pursued by the present ruling dispensation both at the centre and in the state, and to build up a Left-democratic alternative. The conference started with a huge public rally on February 4 at Sonaram H S School ground. More than 15,000 people belonging to different religious, linguistic and ethnic groups attended the rally.
THE RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, has stated in a speech to RSS workers in Muzaffarpur that while the army takes six to seven months to train its soldiers, the RSS can get its cadres ready for battle in two to three days.
IN West Bengal, the TMC has just won Uluberia Lok Sabha bye election and Noapara assembly bye election. In Uluberia, they have won with a margin of more than 4 lakhs. In Noapara, the difference is more than 63 thousand. It is being touted as a ‘big victory for the development policies of Mamata government’. Even a section of secular political forces are bewildered by these ‘huge’ margins.
THE ruling Left Front of Tripura released its Election Manifesto last week. Having been in power in the state continuously for the last 25 years, the document is brimming with information about a wide range of issues, from tackling separatist violence to creating employment through agricultural modernisation and industrialisation, from increasing literacy and reducing dropout rates to spread of healthcare services, from successful attempts to build harmony among various ethnic groups to paying attention to needs of underprivileged tribals, dalit communities and minorities.
VARIOUS mass and class organisations have denounced the union budget for 2018-19, placed in parliament by finance minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, as “anti-people, anti-worker and deceptive”. In the last full budget of the NDA government before the 2019 general elections, the finance minister resorted to lies and deceit through high rhetoric and overestimated projections.
THE CPI(M) Telangana state second conference was held in Nalgonda from February 4-7, 2018 in an enthusiastic atmosphere. A large number of red-shirt and red-saree volunteers along with the delegates and observers participated in the rally and the inaugural session with an inspiration and spirit towards the Party.