THE RSS and the sangh parivar are like an epiphyte on a tree; and just like the plant that has its roots in the tree, the RSS also draws its nutrients from the governance structure created by the BJP and it continues to nourish itself even when the BJP is not there. The roots once embedded are very strong. And this is what is being witnessed in MP.
CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on June 10, welcomed the verdict by the Pathankot court which convicted six out of seven accused in connection with the Kathua gang-rape and murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl.
The gruesome gangrape and murder is a crime committed by the enemies of humanity. Crime is a crime irrespective of criminal’s caste, colour and creed. Unfortunately, some fringe elements had tried to communalise this incident but due to the intervention of judiciary, people of the state and the country, they could not succeed.
POST poll bloodbath continues in West Bengal as TMC and BJP gangs are fiercely trying to gain control over areas after changed equations in many districts. In this background CPI(M) activists and sympathisers are being targeted by both parties.
THE golden jubilee celebrations of CITU, began in Sundarayya Vignana Kendram on May 30. Chukka Ramulu, the Telangana state president of CITU, presided over the meeting. In this context B V Raghavulu, former secretary of CITU of the combined state said that the building of socialism is possible only by working class and the present defeats are only temporary. He was speaking on the topic “world economic crisis and contemporary socialism”.
THE AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu is very keen on privatising education and is about to close down 3,400 government schools across the state. The state government earlier released an order by which any individual, private trust or NGO can adopt government schools and run as their own.
ON May 27, a DSMM delegation visited Jatnagla village in Muzaffarnagar, UP; the site of alleged gang rape and murder of a dalit girl. The victim was 14 year old and daughter of a brick kiln worker. The delegation comprised of Ajay Kumar-convenor DSMM, Surender Kumar-district joint secretary of CITU, Subhash Kumar-leader of Brick Kiln Workers Union and Suresh Kumar.
IN an interesting turn of events, Sudip Ray Barman, minister for health, DWS, science and technology and information technology was dropped from the state cabinet in the night of May 31st.
Ray Barman, a former PCC president and erstwhile leader of opposition in the state assembly, had left the Congress party with five other Congress MLAs before the assembly elections, first to join the TMC and then the BJP.
MORE than six lakh saplings were planted across the country at the call of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) on the occasion of World Environment Day. The response has been very huge.
The campaign was enthusiastically carried forward across the country including Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and elsewhere. Kerala state committee itself through the extensive organisational structure has planted more than one lakh saplings across the state.
NEARLY 800 e-Sevai and Aadhaar enrolment workers from Tamil Nadu went on hunger strike against the closure of the e-Sevai centres. The workers, on May 31, held hunger strike in 20 district centres across the state, demanding a minimum wage of Rs 18,000. They also took to streets and protested against illegal deduction of salaries, and demanded better working conditions.