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Com Surjeet's Anniversary Meeting

STRENGTHENING the resolve to defend our secular democratic republic with all our might and defeating RSS/BJP efforts to destroy it will be the best tribute to Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet, said Sitaram Yechury while  speaking to a  gathering at Bhakna Bhawan, Chandigarh on the occasion of Comrade Surjeet's 13th death anniversary on July 29, 2021.

TN: Comrade N Sankaraiah, now the Emeritus Tamilian

THE birth centenary of Comrade N Sankaraiah, one of the doyens of the communist movement in Tamil Nadu began with a fantastic start on July 15, 2021, as the district committees across the state came forward to celebrate the occasion with hoisting red flags in their neighbourhoods. The party daily Theekkathir brought out a special supplement from July 14- 18, with a series of articles written by all the political leaders, social activists of Tamil Nadu about the myriad activities of Comrade Sankaraiah during his more than 80 years of public life.

Protest against Electricity (Amendment) Bill

AT the call of the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees & Engineers (NCCOEEE), hundreds of power sector employees and engineers started the second day of the four-day Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on August 4. The protest was against the unilateral announcement of the central government to pass Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the current monsoon session of parliament. The second day was meant for Eastern India.

Some Glimpses of Woman Power in the Farmers’ Movement

ALL the more than 20 toll plazas of Haryana have been ‘liberated’ by the powerful farmers’ movement.  Everyday, hundreds of women and men from the neighbouring villages collect at different plazas from 10 in the morning till 3 in the afternoon.  The AIKS, DYFI and SFI have played an important role in organising the dharnas and it is the AIDWA state unit that has held hundreds of meetings in villages to mobilise women to join the dharnas.

Parallel Kisan Sansad Begins in Delhi, Slams BJP-RSS Modi Regime on Farm Laws

FROM July 22, 2021, the SKM-led parallel kisan sansad (farmers’ parliament) began amidst great determination at Jantar Mantar in the nation’s capital New Delhi. It will continue till August 13, on all working days of parliament. True to its anti-democratic ways, the Delhi police under union home minister Amit Shah tried to prevent the media and also all sections of the people from coming anywhere near the kisan sansad and barricaded them far away from the location where the farmers were holding their parliament.

AP: Vizag Steel Workers Seek Solidarity of MPs

A DELEGATION of ‘Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee’ (Struggle Committee to Save Vizag Steel Plant) from Andhra Pradesh met opposition political party leaders and floor leaders of different political parties in New Delhi between July 23 and 25. They submitted representations and requested solidarity for their struggle against the privatisation and sale of one of India’s Navaratna and a public sector undertaking, the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

Protests against Advisory on MGNREGA

ON July 26, 2021 protests were organised and memoranda were sent to the president of India through local administrations against the advisory of the union ministry of rural development asking all states and union territories for the division of wage payments under the MGNREGA into different caste categories – Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and others.

Warm Reception for Pinarayi Vijayan

The CPI(M) Delhi state committee organised a reception for Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of the LDF government in Kerala upon his coming to Delhi after getting re-elected. The representatives from the CPI(M) Delhi state committee and mass organisations like CITU, JMS, DYFI, SFI, DSMM, Jansanskriti and AIDWA (centre) participated in the programme. Five persons from families affected by the communal violence in North-East Delhi also greeted Pinarayi Vijayan.

Protest Demonstration against Proposed Electricity Bill

NCCOEEE, the broad based platform of all National Federations of Electricity Employees and Engineers held a strong protest demonstration on July 19, 2021 in different parts of the country.

These protests were held for two hours against the steps of the central government to transfer the state owned power utilities to private corporations through the enactment of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Nearly 60 per cent of the employees participated in these protest demonstrations.

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