PB Statements

Modi’s Delhi Speech: A Bundle of Untruths

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on December 23

CLEARLY rattled by the intensity of popular protests across the country against the CAA/NRC/NPR and the declaration by at least ten chief ministers that they will not implement the NRC, PM Modi unleashed yesterday at Delhi a bundle of untruths aimed at misleading the people.

Lie No. 1: He said: “I want to tell the 130 crore citizens of India that since my government has come to power, since 2014, there has been no discussion on NRC anywhere….”

Immediately Withdraw NRC/NPR

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on December 21

THE government of India must immediately announce the withdrawal of the NRC/NPR process.

Ten state chief ministers, outside of the north eastern states, have already opposed the implementation of the NRC in their states. More are likely to follow.  In this situation, the central government’s obduracy is not acceptable.

CMs Opposing NRC Must Stop NPR in their States

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on December 24

THE union cabinet today decided to update the National Population Register (NPR) with a financial sanction of Rs 8,500 crores.  The NPR exercise will require people to declare date and place of birth of parents along with furnishing data on 21 additional points.  Most of the data being collected now was not collected in the last NPR exercise in 2010.

CPI(M) Condoles Kshiti Goswami

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued  the following statement on November 24

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief and sorrow at the unexpected death of Kshiti Goswami, general secretary of the Revolutionary Socialist Party, at the Apollo hospital, Chennai, where he was undergoing treatment.

Sordid Manipulations for Grabbing Power

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 23

THE political immorality of the BJP has reached its nadir.  The clandestine manner in which the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Maharashtra have been sworn in shows the extent to which the BJP can stoop to grab power.  This is in line with what they have done earlier in Goa, Karnataka, north eastern states etc.

Scrap Electoral Bonds

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 22

THE recent exposures on how the electoral bond scheme was a route to finance the ruling party has once again established that such legalisation of political corruption must end.

Roll Back Privatisation of Public Sctor

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 21

THE Cabinet approval for the sale of government’s stake in the highly profit-making Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited(BPCL) is completely detrimental to India’s sovereignty. Along with BPCL, four other PSUs including the Shipping Corporation of India and the Container Corporation of India, THDCIL and the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation are on the block. The government will also cease management control of these PSUs.

No Extension of NRC

The CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 21

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) reiterates its opposition to the extension of the National Register of Citizens to the entire country. The home minister, Amit Shah, has announced in Parliament that an NRC will be created for the whole country and along with that the NRC will be repeated in Assam.

Condemn Hasty President’s Rule in Maharashtra

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

THE Polit Bureau strongly condemns the abrupt manner in which president’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra.  The governor had given time till 8.30 pm tonight to the NCP leader, Sharad Pawar, to claim support of the majority of the elected MLAs to form the government. Even before the deadline set by him was over, he recommends the imposition of Article 356 by the president of India.

Bolivia Coup Condemned

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 11

THE ouster of Evo Morales from the presidentship of Bolivia is actually a coup against the lawfully elected president.

The rightwing forces backed by the United States refused to accept the result of the election held on October 20 and unleashed largescale violence. Sections of the armed police sided with the protesters and finally the army forced him to step down.

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