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TN: Vote to AIADMK is a Vote to BJP, RSS : CPI(M)

AS the campaign for the ensuing state assembly elections is underway, senior CPI(M) leaders undertook a whirlwind tour in many parts of Tamil Nadu over the last fortnight. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury campaigned in support of CPI and CPI(M) candidates in Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Pudukkottai and Dindigul districts. Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat attended public meetings at many places in Madurai and Thoothukudi districts in support of Party’s candidates in Thiruparankundram and Kovilpatti constituencies on March 26 and 27.

WEST BENGAL: Morcha Campaign Touches Chord

WEST Bengal is in the throes of the most crucial assembly elections which proposes to be a turning point in the history of the state. On one hand the state is plagued by the mal-administration of the Trinamool Congress government and on the other it is facing the danger of BJP’s aggression and politics of communal polarisation and divisive agenda. The two pronged attack by the central and the state governments have trapped the people of Bengal in a quagmire from which they desperately want respite.

Bharat Bandh Call Gets Nationwide Response

THE Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) call for a Bharat Bandh on March 26, the day the farmers’ struggle completed four months, and for burning the three hated farm laws on the day of Holi, March 28, received enthusiastic response all across the country.

The Bharat Bandh call had been given for the following five demands: Repeal the three farm laws; make law on MSP and procurement; cancel all police cases against farmers; roll back the electricity bill and the pollution bill; and reduce prices of petrol, diesel and gas.

TAMIL NADU: DMK led Progressive Secular Front Marching towards Victory

GENERAL Elections for the 16th Tamil Nadu legislative assembly is taking place on April 6. Tamil Nadu elections had always been a binary between the AIADMK on one side and the DMK on the other since 1972. This particular election is unique in that the very popular and experienced leaders like K Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa are not available as the leaders of their respective fronts. However, there is neither any lag of enthusiasm nor less electioneering by the present leadership of those parties.

West Bengal: Regenerated Left Campaign

THE Left Front sounded the poll bugle from the mega rally held at the historic Brigade Parade Ground on February 28. The tone and tenor of the campaign for the elections was set at this rally by CPI(M) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury when he said in no uncertain terms that the people of Bengal did not need a government that divides people based on their religion, caste or creed nor do they need a government that indulges in looting the common people. He said Bengal needs a government that will work for the welfare of the poorest of the poor, the exploited, and the marginalised people.

KERALA: LDF Approaches People with the Record of the Govt & a Manifesto for the Future

THE Left Democratic Front in Kerala is reaching out to the people of the state with a fulfilled manifesto of its current term as well as a futuristic manifesto of 2021-26 which charts the trajectory for a modern Kerala.  LDF convener, A Vijayaraghavan, while releasing the LDF Manifesto announced that the LDF government led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has fulfilled 580 promises out of 600 it made in 2016.

KERALA: Right to Adequate Housing & the Left Alternative

THE 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress that was tabled by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently throws light on the alarming rise in homelessness in advanced capitalist countries. According to the report, there was a 7 per cent increase in the number of homeless people staying outdoors and a 13 per cent increase in the number of unsheltered families in the US during the previous year. It estimates that the homeless population in California alone was 161,548 as of January 2020.

DELHI: Declare Right to Work as Fundamental Right, Unions Demand Amidst Soaring Unemployment Rates

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) unitedly protested on March 22, against the centre’s policy decisions and alleged that they are only worsening the situation of unemployment in the country.

While many issues ranging from the privatisation of  public sector units to the implementation of labour codes were discussed, what struck a chord with almost everyone was the demand to declare the Right to Work as a fundamental right.

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