Current Issues

Yechury Writes to PM on Farmers’ Issues

IN a letter written by Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary and leader of the CPI(M) group in Rajya Sabha to the prime minister on June 15, he demanded introduction and passing of a legislation in the forthcoming parliament session which not only confers on farmers the right to sell at MSP but also guarantees an automatic annual review of the MSP, which will be, at least, 50 per cent more than production costs.

Restore Normalcy in Darjeeling

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on June 15.

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep concern at the alarming situation that has arisen in the Darjeeling hills area in the state of West Bengal.  Negating all the claims of establishing peace and normalcy made by the West Bengal chief minister and the state government, calls for continuous strikes have virtually paralysed normalcy in the region.

Rajasthan: Another Lynching

UNDER the BJP government in Rajasthan, killing by lynching is becoming a common occurrence.  The latest shocking incident is the killing of Zafar Hussein, a CPI(ML) worker and trade union activist. Zafar was kicked, punched and beaten to death by some karmacharis of the municipality in Pratapgarh.

Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan Observes Protest against Mandsaur Firing

THE Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan of all the Left and democratic peasant and agriculture workers organisations and social organisations observed June 14 as protest day across the country against the Mandsaur police firing on farmers by the BJP led Shivraj Singh Chouhan government of Madhya Pradesh. The farmers were on struggle with the genuine demands of remunerative price to all the crops and comprehensive loan waiver. As part of the agitation, protest demonstrations were organised in all district centres across the country.

Stop Targetting of NDTV

THE Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement  issued on June 5  has expressed serious concern at the CBI raids on the homes of Prannoy Roy, executive chairperson of NDTV, ostensibly for defaulting on a bank loan.

We note that the raids come directly after a primetime spat between NDTV executive editor Nidhi Razdan and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. Patra had accused the channel of being biased in its coverage and having an ‘agenda’. Razdan had objected strongly, telling him he could leave the show if he wished.  

Attempt to Disrupt Press Conference

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on June 7.
THE Polit Bureau strongly condemns the efforts made by two persons claiming allegiance to an RSS outfit to disrupt a press conference being addressed by general secretary Sitaram Yechury at the end of the two-day meeting of the Polit Bureau.

Condemn Brutal Attack on Protesters In Kolkata

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the followings statement on May 22, 2017.

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the police brutality unleashed against peaceful protesters at the state government headquarters Nabanna in Kolkata on May 22. Over nine hundred protesters were grievously injured and over a hundred of them are reportedly in a critical condition. Even media personnel were not spared.

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