Current Issues

Call for Central Party Fund

THE Central Committee in its meeting held from January 6-8, 2016 gave a call for collection of funds for the Party Centre. All Party units should collect the funds from the people. The state committees should send the amount collected by June 30, 2017.

The quota for states and central units is as follows:

State

Amount in rupees

Kerala

Hirakhand Express Accident

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on January 22.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its shock and deep sorrow at the Hirakhand Express accident in which thirty two people have been reported killed so far and fifty four injured. Nine bogies of the Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar train were derailed as a result of the accident which took place in the Vijayanagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. The Polit Bureau extends its heartfelt sympathy to all those families who have suffered a terrible loss in the accident.

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. 

 

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