Current Issues

Oppose Disinvestment in General Insurance

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on January 19, 2017.

THE CPI(M) strongly opposes the clearance given by the union cabinet for disinvestment of shares in the five public sector general insurance companies. The decision is to disinvest by 25 percent shares in each of these companies.

By this step, the government is weakening the nationalised general insurance companies which have been running well. They have been regularly earning profits and contributing to the government’s revenue.

Police Repression at Bhangar Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on January 18.

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the police firing at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal which has resulted in the death of two persons.

The local people have been protesting against the acquisition of land for a power grid project. 

On the Supreme Court Verdict

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on January 3, 2017. 

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) welcomes the majority verdict of the seven-member constitution bench of the Supreme Court which held that the electoral process is a secular activity and religion can have no place in such an activity. The judgement of the bench was by a majority of four to three.

Prime Minister Must Respond

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 30, 2016.

THE prime minister has announced that he will make fresh announcements after the deadline of December 30 on the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the following steps be taken, while making the new announcements:

 

On appointment of New Chief of Army Staff

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 19.

THE appointment of the new chief of Army Staff has been done bypassing the established convention of the senior most general assuming the post.  The Modi government’s departure from this precedent has raised questions about the intent and motivation of the government.  The Indian army should not be subject to any political interference. 

 

CITU Expresses Concern on the Govt’s Move

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) notes with concern that the government is planning to take the ordinance route to amend the Payment of Wages Act for allowing business and industrial establishments to pay salaries through cheques or by using electronic modes. Already the Payment of Wages Amendment Bill in that direction has been introduced in parliament on the last day of the winter session.

Revoke the Cancellation of FCRA licenses

ON December 16, the leaders of various political parties in parliament, in a letter addressed to the prime minister, had condemned the government action in cancelling the FCRA registration of NGOs critical of its policies. 

The licenses had been earlier renewed showing that in the normal course these NGOs had fulfilled the criteria required for registration. The decision to cancel the registration is therefore a decision motivated by the politics of vendetta, victimisation and an effort to bully them to silence.

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