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Condemn Raid on Shimla Party Office

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on March 19, 2015.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the police raid on the CPI(M) state committee office in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The police broke open the door and damaged furniture in the office and arrested more than a dozen people including the SFI all India president, Sivadasan. Those arrested including the SFI president were beaten in police custody.

Against Beef Ban

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on March 14.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) protests against the Maharashtra law which, apart from the ban on the slaughter of cows, prohibits the slaughter of bulls as well as bullocks. This law has now come into force after presidential approval.

LAND ACQUISITION BILL: 14 Political Parties Submit Memo to President

MEMBERS of parliament belonging to 14 political parties marched to the Rashtrapati Bhawan from the parliament and submitted the following memorandum declaring their opposition to the Modi government’s proposed amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition And Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

Protest Price Hike

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on March 1, 2015

THE prices of petrol and diesel have been increased by over Rs 3 a litre, hours after the union budget imposing greater burdens on the people was presented. This is the second hike in the prices of petrol and diesel this month.

The union government instead of reducing the excise duty is passing the burdens on to the people.

On the 2015-16 Railway Budget

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 26, 2015

THE Rail Budget for the year 2015-16 was high on hyperbole but low on content.  In fact, it has spelt out certain intentions with scarce factual details to translate these ideas into reality.  During the first three years of the 12th Five Year Plan, the railways received only Rs 1.5 lakh crores for investment. Yet, the railway minister bombastically promised that in the coming five years, this will increase to Rs 8.56 lakh crores. 

Govind Pansare Killing Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 21

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep grief at the death of Comrade Govind Pansare, CPI leader and prominent Marxist intellectual. Com Pansare was shot in a dastardly manner along with his wife Uma, by two assassins on February 16 in Kolhapur.

The killing of Com Pansare followed the same modus operandi as that of Dr Narendra Dabholkar in August 2013 in Pune. Extremist communal elements are suspected to be behind both these murders.

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