FRIENDS of Latin America -India(FOLA-India) organised a seminar titled‘no to war, hands off Venezuela’in continuity to the international stand on ‘Venezuela solidarity campaign’ on March 16, 2019 at Surya Sen Manch in Kolkata.
WILL the elections to the two parliament seats of Tripura be peaceful, free and fair? The prevailing condition of unabated terror and violence in the state even after the announcement of polls clearly indicate that the ruling BJP is hell bent on not allowing people their constitutional and democratic rights.
A delegation of CPI(M) led by its state secretary Gautam Das met the ECI's secretary in charge of Tripura, Arabind Anand and the state CEO to reiterate its demands for free and fair election.
LEFT Front in West Bengal has started the election campaign in an energetic mood, with candidates already in the streets, interacting with people. Wall writings, door-to-door campaigning and local level meetings are being organised in numbers.
AT a largely attended public meeting in Jind on March 17, the general secretaries of CPI(M) and CPI – Sitaram Yechury and S Sudhakar Reddy – launched the joint election campaign of the two communist parties in Haryana.
Sitaram Yechury introduced Sukhbir Singh, CPI(M) candidate from Hissar and Arun Kumar, CPI candidate from Ambala Lok Sabha constituency to the gathering. He urged the people to return the two to the next Lok Sabha if they wanted their demands to be brought to the notice of the highest forum in the country.
TAMIL NADU, one of the leading developed states in the country is suffering in recent times under the indifferent and vindictive attitude of the central government led by the communal BJP denying the hard-earned rights of the state all along. On its part, the corrupt AIADMK government in the state had no qualms in mortgaging those rights of people just to save their skins. Though numerous struggles were conducted to safeguard the rights of the state, the voices of the people are being muzzled up by these pro-corporate parties.
THE CPI(M) Telangana state committee has condemned the recent lathicharge on turmeric and red jowar farmers of Armoor and Nizamabad. The farmers were headed towards the state capital to protest against lack of minimum support price (MSP) as per the norms. Stating that violence could not solve any problem, CPI(M) demanded support price for red jowar and turmeric in addition to establishing a Turmeric Board soon.
ON March 9, before the announcement of schedule for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Left Democratic Front in Kerala announced its candidates for the 20 constituencies in the state. CPI(M) is contesting 16 seats and CPI in four. Six MLA’s and six sitting MP’s are in the fray, CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said in a media conference at Thiruvananthapuram.
CPI(M) central committee member and MP, K Sreemathy will contest again in Kannur. A former health minister of Kerala during 2006-011, Sreemathy also functions as AIDWA’s all India treasurer.
WAR can only aggravate, it cannot solve problems, observed the noted economist and public intellectual Prabhat Patnaik, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University while delivering the inaugural lecture of the Haryana unit of AIPSO at Karnal. The focal theme of his lecture was "War Versus Peace".
A DELEGATION of the CPI(M) led by the general secretary, Sitaram Yechury met the full body of the Election Commission on March 6, to highlight the grave situation prevailing in Tripura which threatens the conduct of free and fair elections to the 17th Lok Sabha. The delegation consisted of Nilotpal Basu, Polit Bureau member, Gautam Das, secretary, Tripura state committee and the three MPs from the state, Jiten Choudhary, Shankar Datta and Jharna Das.