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Cloudburst in Uttarakhand

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 3, 2016

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep grief at the loss of lives and property in the cloudburst in Uttarakhand.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon the central government to immediately provide all assistance to the Uttarakhand government on a humanitarian basis to contain any further damage and to ensure speedy rehabilitation and livelihood of the affected people. 

 

Concern over Violence in Bangladesh

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 3

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses grave concern over the spate of violence engulfing Bangladesh claiming numerous lives.

 The recent spate of attacks against secular rationalists, minorities and foreigners clearly shows that the activities of the fundamentalists are on the rise.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) hopes that the government of Bangladesh will bring those responsible for the heinous murders to book and restore normalcy at the earliest.

Central Pay Hike Disappointing

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

THE pay hike for central government employees announced by the central government has been disappointing.  Based on the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations, there is only an increase of 14.2 percent in the emoluments  in terms of gross salary and the increase in the take-home pay  is just 7.4 percent for the lowest category.  The central government has deferred the decision on the revision in allowances.

Stop the Hoax, says AIFWAH

THE All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, in a statement issued on June 23, has strongly condemned the hoax by the ministry of women and child development and its minister Maneka Gandhi on the service conditions of 27 lakh anganwadi workers and helpers in the country. AIFAWH demanded that the minister apologise to the anganwadi workers and helpers for the continuous misinformation campaign.

Yechury writes to External Affairs Minister Over an OFBJP, Malaysia Poster

SITARAM Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary and a member of the consultative committee of the ministry of external affairs wrote a letter to Sushma Swaraj, minister of external affairs on June 8 regarding a poster released by the Overseas Friends of the BJP. The poster is regarding the observations of the International Day of Yoga on June 19, 2016. Yechury said that it is both surprising and objectionable that the poster declares that this event is being supported by the High Commission of India, ministry of external affairs, ministry of ayush and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.

CPI(M) Condemns Suspension of Two Professors from HCU

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following press statement on June 15, 2016

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the suspension of two professors from the Hyderabad Central University on charges of supporting the students’ protest in the ongoing agitation in the university following the tragic suicide of Rohith Vemula.

Baseless Allegations over Tripura School Text Books

LEADER of the opposition in the Kerala assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, had written to the CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury pointing out to certain media reports that alleged that role played by national leaders like Gandhiji etc were removed from the school text books in Tripura. Yechury wrote a reply to Chennithala on June 9, 2016 saying that he has enquired from the CPI(M) Tripura state committee and asked for a response to the media reports and to Chennithala's letter.

Order Judicial Enquiry on Mathura Development

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on June 4, 2016.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its serious concern over the developments in Mathura that have so far led to the death of at least 24 people. The dead include two senior police officers and 22 people claiming to be militants of the Swadhin Bharat Subash Sena (SBSS). This SBSS claims to have over 2000 armed militants supposed adherents and true followers of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.

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