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TAMIL NADU: Struggle against MNCs Violating Labour Laws

EVER since liberalisation of the economy in the 1990s, successive governments have diluted labour laws to deny the rights of the workers obtained after bitter struggles for years. Many state governments across the country invite multinational corporations (MNCs) to open their shops, offering many economic concessions and foregoing taxes in the hope that their economic activity will bring prosperity to that area as well as to the workers employed.

WEST BENGAL: AIKS, AIAWU to Hold Singur to Raj Bhavan March

THE All India Kisan Sabha and the All India Agricultural Workers Union are going to organise a historic kisan rally, 'Singur to Raj Bhavan” Long March on November 28-29, 2018 to highlight burning issues of the peasantry and mobilise struggling forces around alternative policies. Thousands of peasants and agricultural workers will march through three districts.

MADHYA PRADESH: CPI(M) Election Campaign Picks Up

THE CPI(M) has unleashed  its campaign for the state assembly elections to be held on November 28. Subhashini Ali and Mohd Salim both Polit Bureau members of the Party participated in the election campaign. The Party leadership in the state is reaching out to all the assembly constituencies where the Party is contesting. Concrete plans have been made for a vibrant and effective campaign.

TELANGANA: BLF Releases Third List, Election Campaign Goes Full Swing

THE election notification for 119 constituencies of Telangana Assembly was issued on November 12. After a long tussle, the ‘Mahakutami’, a four party alliance of Congress, Telugu Desam Party, Telangana Jana Samithi and CPI, announced its first list of 65 candidates from the Congress party on November 12. The TDP, TJS, and CPI are to contest in 14, 8, and 3 seats respectively. However, the other alliance parties are negotiating for more seats and the CPI has alleged that injustice has been done in allotment of seats.

CHATTISGARH: ‘Defeating BJP is the Need of the Hour’

“THE countdown of BJP has begun. It has failed to solve the problems of the common man, hence as the elections come nearer, the BJP starts chanting the temple issue. They do not even have the patience to wait for the Supreme Court decision.” This was stated by Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the CPI(M) addressing the ‘meet the press’ programme at Raipur Press Club in Chattisgarh.

KERALA: Reform Election Laws to Curb Political Corruption

ALL the proposals to bring state assembly elections in alignment with the Lok Sabha election reveal a disregard for the federal principle and the rights of the states, said Pinarayi Vijayan, Polit Bureau member of CPI(M) and Kerala chief minister, while inaugurating the day-long seminar on election reforms. The conference organised by the AKG Padana Gaveshana Kendram, was presided over by Kodiyeri Balakrishnan CPI(M) Kerala state secretary. Polit Bureau member S Ramachandran Pillai delivered the key note address.

Haryana Roadways Employees Strike Ends but Protest against Privatisation to Continue

The 18-day long historic strike against the decision of the BJP government in Haryana of adding 720 private buses to the fleet under a kilometre scheme, has now ended after the intervention by the Haryana High Court. Haryana Roadways Coordination Committee (HRCC) has agreed to follow the High Court’s instructions and start plying buses from November 3. The Coordination Committee though clarified that the protest of the roadways employees against the policies of privatisation shall continue.

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