Rafale Scam: JPC Probe Must

CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML)-Liberation have issued the following statement on October 2, 2018

THE mega scam in the purchase of the Rafale fighter jet planes must be probed by a joint parliamentary committee.  The needle of suspicion points directly towards the prime minister.


We extend our support to the week-long protest actions called by the Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar Andolan from October 22 to 27 against corruption of this Modi government.

In consultation with other Left Parties, a nationwide protest action call will be given exposing this mega scam and demanding punishment of the guilty.

Condemn Police Action against Kisans
We condemn the brutal attack on protesting farmers in the outskirts of Delhi.  This police action, once again, demonstrates the anti-kisan attitude of the Modi government.  Prime Minister Modi had betrayed all promises he made to the kisans at the time of the 2014 elections. On the contrary, his policies have deepened agrarian distress forcing thousands of kisans to commit distress suicides due to debt burden.

Condemn Cold-Blooded Murder in Uttar Pradesh
We strongly condemn the cold-blooded murder of a 38-year old Apple Executive, Vivek Tiwari in Lucknow.  Stringent action must be taken against police personnel who are spreading such lawlessness and murdering people. This murder comes soon after the `encounter’ in Aligarh where two innocent people were murdered.  The media was invited to witness this `Encounter Raj’ episode.

False Allegations Nailed
In a welcome development, the Delhi High Court has squashed the remand transfer and ended the house arrest of Gautam Navlakha, one of the five detained in connection with a case over the violence in Bhima-Koregaon.  The withdrawal comes in the light of the court’s observation that the detention was untenable and non-compliant with the basic provisions of the constitution.  This nails the lie of the campaign launched by the RSS-BJP on the specious plea of these five activists being “urban naxals”.

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