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Slum Dwellers Conference in West Bengal

MOVEMENT and mobilisation of slum dwellers in West Bengal is gaining momentum. This has been reflected in second state conference of Paschim Banga Basti Unnayan Samity(PBUS)- the largest organisation of slum dwellers in the state. The conference, held on December 1-2, in Kolkata, was preceded by organising slum dwellers at slum, town and district levels. In all 754 slum level committees were formed throughout the state, though, according to leaders of the PBUS, this covers only a part of the actual potential.

Kerala: People Back the Left as LDF Wins Big in Local By-polls

THE Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, continues its winning streak by registering an emphatic victory in the local body by-elections, amidst the high-decibel anti-government campaign unleashed by the Sangh Parivar outfits over the Sabarimala verdict.

The elections were held for 39 local bodies in all the 14 districts in the state and the LDF has won 21 seats as it wrested five from UDF and one from BJP. The United Democratic Front (UDF) finished a distant second with just 11 seats.

WEST BENGAL: Inspiring March Culminates in a Mammoth Rally

FARMERS painted the roads red on November 28-29, as thousands and thousands of them, at the call of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and the All India Agricultural Workers Union (AIAWU), demonstrated their exemplary spirit to fight for their rights, which they said are being attacked by the present BJP led union government.

TMC led state  government has turned  approver of the present anti-farmer policies  of the union government , the farmers observed during the 52 kilometres tedious march that they undertook from Singur in  Hooghly district to Raj Bhavan situated in Kolkata.

HARYANA: CPI(M) Campaign for Mayoral Elections in Rohtak

SPEAKING at an election rally held on December 5 in support of Jagmati Sangwan for the post of mayor of Rohtak Municipal Corporation, Brinda Karat, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and former MP, said Jagmati Sangwan is the best candidate as she has been raising her voice for the pro-people issues. All mayors in the past proved to be unconcerned towards the people's problems.

Massive Kisan Mukti March in Delhi Makes Powerful Political Impact

THEY came. They marched. And they captured the hearts and minds of millions of their countrymen all over India.

They comprised tens of thousands of farmers and agricultural workers – women, men and children – from almost every state in the north, south, east and west.

They came with a rainbow of thousands of flags and banners that mingled in unity – red, green, yellow, blue, white – all except saffron.

They hailed from every caste, creed, language and religion – surmounting all these barriers. They truly symbolised the unity in diversity that is the idea of India.

MAHARASHTRA: AIKS Rally at Nashik Condemns BJP Govt’s Inaction

On November 14, 2018, the AIKS Nashik district council led a massive 25,000-strong district-wide peasant rally to the Nashik district collectorate to demand urgent measures for drought relief and the implementation of the written assurances given by the chief minister after the AIKS-led Kisan Long March eight months ago. The rally comprised peasants in large numbers from nine tehsils of Nashik district. This rally was held just two days after the AIKS statewide Farmers Rights Convention that was held in Mumbai.

DELHI: CPI(M) Organises Dharna against LPG Price Hike

THE Delhi state committee of CPI(M) has organised a sit-in in front of parliament on November 22 demanding immediate roll back on increased price of LPG. The price hike of subsidised and unsubsidised gas cylinder by the oil companies is totally unjustified and will be an intolerable burden on people already suffering from price rise.  With such a hike in LPG prices, people have to now buy gas cylinders at exorbitant prices. 

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