Current Issues

Clarify: Serious Violation of Norms

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 15

IT has been reported in sections of the media that a meeting was held at the residence of union home minister Rajnath Singh attended by BJP and RSS leaders to discuss about the forthcoming elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Some of the media have also reported that the national security adviser Ajit Doval also attended the meeting. If correct, this is a shocking violation of norms and serious misconduct.

Supreme Court Issue

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 12.

FOUR of the senior most judges of the Supreme Court have held an unprecedented press conference.  They have raised important issues which have a vital bearing on the institution of the Supreme Court such as the way the roster of judges are allocated to hear cases.

The integrity and independence of the judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court, is a vital pillar of the constitution and non-negotiable.

On Haj Subsidy

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 17

THE union government has decided to abruptly stop the Haj subsidy for pilgrims’ travel, though the Supreme Court had given a verdict in 2012 that this subsidy should be phased out over a ten year period.  The sudden withdrawal of the subsidy seems arbitrary and motivated by other considerations. 

PRESS CONFERENCE BY FOUR SENIOR MOST JUDGES OF SC: Wake-up call, says AILU

THE All India   Lawyers   Union   (AILU) in a statement issued on January 12 has said that the press conference by four senior most judges of the Supreme Court and the issues raised by them in their press meet and the letter addressed by them and issued to the press, is unprecedented and disturbing for the justice delivery system. It is a wakeup call for improving the functioning of the Apex Court and the judiciary as a whole. 

Oppose FDI Liberalisation

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 10

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the decision of the union cabinet to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment through the automatic route in single brand retail trade.  Till now, FDI upto 49 per cent was permitted under the automatic route.  This step to liberalise FDI in retail trade will have harmful consequences for domestic retail traders and shopkeepers. 

KERALA: Ockhi Fund Campaign Organised by CPI(M) a Grand Success; Collects Rs 4.8 crores

IN a unique humanitarian gesture to provide monetary help to the victims of Ockhi Cyclone which devastated the southern Kerala coast exactly one month ago, CPI(M) workers in the state have collected Rs 4,81,02,511  (Four crores eighty one lakhs two thousand five hundred and eleven) from the people of the state.

CPI(M) Remembers Nalua Martyrs

A huge rally was organised by the CPI(M) at Nalua, under Hrishyamukh assembly constituency of Belonia, in Tripura on December 22 to remember the four martyrs of Nalua. Comrades Niresh Debnath, Manik Nama, Sushil Mahajan and Swapan Debnath were brutally murdered on  December 22, 1989 during the semi fascist Congress TUJS regime. Their bodies were brutality chopped off and buried.  Three bodies were recovered few days later. The then chief minister Sudhir Majumdar was holding a meeting in the same area. However the skeleton of Comrade Sushil Mahajan was recovered only in 1993.

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