Discriminatory Attitude

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, Brinda Karat has written a letter to Hardeep Puri, minister for urban development, on August 16, demanding that the demolished Guru Ravidas temple is rebuilt and the samadhis are restored in their original place. Below we publish the text of the letter:is to draw your attention to the demolition of the Guru Ravidas Mandir and four samadhis in the “forest area” in Tughlaqabad extension on August 10.

Take Action against Hateful Content on Social Media

BRINDA Karat, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, has written letters to Amit Shah, minister for home affairs, and to the Delhi police seeking action against those who posted hateful content against certain communities, on YouTube, Whatsapp and other social media platforms.Sharing internet links of the hateful posts, Brinda Karat in her letter to the home minister, said that a number of videos are circulating on the YouTube channel and in Whatsapp groups which are clearly designed to incite communal hatred, violence and acts of terror against one specific community by another community.“One of the

Withdraw Amendments to the Forest Act 1927

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat has written a letter to Prakash Javadekar, minister for environment, forest and climate change, on July 9, 2019, regarding the proposed amendments to the Indian Forest Act 1927. Below we publish the text of the letter.I AM writing to you in connection with the proposed amendments to the Indian Forest Act 1927.  I am doing so even though these are in the nature of a first draft circulated by your ministry, because your written statement in the Lok Sabha on June 28, 2019 (starred question No.

Hold Free and Fair Elections in West Bengal

A CPI(M) delegation consisting of general secretary, Sitaram Yechury and Polit Bureau member Hannan Mollah met Sunil Arora, the Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India, on May 18, and submitted a  memorandum.  We are reproducing the memorandum here:We are writing to you to express deep apprehensions over the polling due to be held tomorrow in West Bengal.Please find enclosed 10 letters addressed to the state authorities by CPI(M) candidate Fuad Halim in Diamond Harbour, Parliamentary Constituency(PC),  CPI(M) South 24 district committee secretary, Samik Lahiri and election

Initiate Action against the PM

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has written a letter to the chief election commissioner Sunil Arora on May 12, 2019, seeking initiation of action against the prime minister, Narendra Modi for making outrageous claims with regard to the Balakot air strikes. Below we publish the full text of the letter.I am compelled to write to you, once again, on a matter of grave importance for our democracy, of which free and fair elections form the very basis.

Misuse of Official Machinery

SITARAM Yechury, general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has written to Sunil Arora, chief election commissioner, Election Commission of India on May 1, on the misuse of official machinery by the prime minister for electoral purposes.  Below we publish the text of the letter:Across the country, there is a growing concern about the manner in which the Election Commission of India is dealing with the complaints regarding the gross violation of the model code of conduct by Narendra Modi. Now a web magazine has published an article showing the manner in which government infrastr

On Violation of EC’s Guidelines by PM

CPI(M) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury has written to the chief election commissioner, Sunil Arora on April 22, regarding the violation of the ECI’s guidelines by the prime minister and against invoking the armed forces for electoral benefit by political parties. The Election Commission had issued clear guidelines on how matters of national security, actions of the Indian Armed Forces were not to be used as fodder for election speeches by the ruling party.

CPI(M) Delegation Meets ECI to Ensure Free and Fair Poll

ON APRIL 22, a delegation led by Nilotpal Basu, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M), met the chief election commissioner, Election Commission of India(ECI) and submitted a memorandum pertaining to serious poll violations in West Bengal and Tripura.Nilotpal expressed his deep sense of disappointment and anguish over the manner in which elections were presided over by the ECI in Tripura West parliamentary constituency on April 11, 2019. He termed it as subversion of democracy in the country.

PM Flagrantly Violates the MCC

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, Nilotpal Basu,  has written to the chief election commissioner, Election Commission of India on April 16, regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Sabarimala temple, in his election rallies, aiming at communal polarisation. Referring to an instance of flagrant violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, Basu pointed out that the atmosphere is being vitiated in the election campaign by importing polarising issues.


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