Current Issues

Left Front won in Assembly By-elections in Tripura

THE results of the by-elections to two assembly constituencies in Tripura were declared on November 22. Left Front sponsored CPI(M) candidates won both the seats with decisive margins against their nearest contestants. While CPI(M) candidate Jhumu Sarkar won with a margin of 3,374 over his nearest BJP contestant in Barjala, Biswajit Datta came out victorious with a thumping lead of 16,094 against the TMC candidate in Khowai. Following the victory of these elections, Left Front’s strength in the 60-member Tripura assembly will now be 51.

On Pukrayan Rail Accident

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 20.

THE Polit Bureau expresses its shock and sorrow at the loss of over 63 lives reported till this morning in the terrible railway accident that took place in Pukrayan near Kanpur early this morning. It conveys its deep condolences to the families of those killed and expresses sympathy with those injured.

Currency Crisis: Callous Steps

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

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) reiterates that till adequate supply of currency notes are available, transactions with old notes should be allowed till December 30, the date announced by the government after which they will be illegal. The people of the country are being subjected to extremely inhuman harassment and collapse of their day-to-day livelihood. There are reports that already around 47 deaths have taken place owing to this decision.

Observe November 28 – All India Protest Day

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 23.

THE six Left parties had decided yesterday to observe a week-long mass mobilisation of protest from November 24 to 30 against the miseries imposed on the people due to the withdrawal of the 1000 and 500 rupee notes.  

The opposition parties in parliament have now decided, through separate calls by  parties, to observe November  28 as an All India Protest Day – Akrosh Divas.

Left Parties Call for All India Protest

Left Parties Call for All India Protest

Against growing agonies of the people due to Withdrawal of Rs 1000 & Rs 500 notes

 

The leaders of the Left parties, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)- Liberation, Revolutionary Socialist Party, All India Forward Bloc and Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) met on November 22 and issued the following statement.

FSMI Decries Ban on Criticism against Demonetisation

THE Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) in a statement issued on November 24 has decried the ban on criticism against the demonetisation policy of the BJP led central government. The district magistrate of Indore has issued an order – Order/2956/RADM/2016 on November 14 under Section 144 – banning any criticism on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc on exchange of old currency that is “objectionable” or can “cause incitement”.

Chaotic Situation

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

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses serious concern at the hardships faced by the ordinary people because of the haphazard manner in which the central government handled its demonitisation decision.

On No First Use Policy

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 11, 2016.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly denounces the statement made by the defence minister that India should revise its “no first use” nuclear weapon policy.

This has serious implications both for India’s security concerns and for India’s standing in international relations.

Exhibition on RSS Violence in Kerala

A TWO-DAY exhibition titled ‘Mounting Terror: The Real Face of the RSS’ giving glimpses into the history of the violent attacks by the RSS on the CPI(M) cadre in Kerala, was held in New Delhi on November 16-17. The exhibition organised by the Kerala state committee of the Party seeks to call the bluff of the RSS/BJP which, using the Goebbelsian tactics of repeating a lie a hundred times, is fallaciously portraying itself as the victim. The Party has been targeted because the RSS/BJP sees it as a bulwark foiling its communal and regressive agenda.

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