A DELEGATION comprising of Sumitra Chopra from CPI(M), Rahul Chaudhary from (CPIML), former MLA Pawan Duggal and other leaders of mass organisations like the DSMM and AIDWA visited village Lalabari in Thanagaji in Alwar district. The delegation met the victim of gang rape and her husband who narrated the gory incident of rape by a gang of the region. This gang has ample support of the local police. This gang is also involved in incidents of rioting and loot. Sushila Devi , victim’s mother and Ramjilal, her uncle said they had no altercation with the gang.
THE state of Uttarakhand is supposedly believed to be calm, without any social and political prejudices. It is also termed as Dev Bhoomi(land of deities). However, the reality is far away from that. The manifestation of social exclusion and differentiation in Uttarakhand is one of the worst forms in comparison to other states.
ON May 19, the 34th death anniversary of Comrade P Sundarayya was observed in Sundarayya Vignana Kendram (SVK) in Baghlingampalli and also at the new Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Gachibowli. Glowing tributes were paid and the statue of Sundarayya was garlanded by Prof Ram Puniyani from IIT Mumbai and by many others present at the venue.
DELIVERING the P Sundarayya Memorial Lecture on “Cultural Heritage of Left – Contemporary Context”, organised by the M B Vignana kendram on the occasion of the 34th death anniversary of Puchalapalli Sundarayya, founding member of the Communist Party in South India and leader of the Telangana Peoples’Armed Struggle, Prof. Vakulabharanam Ramakrishna said that the Left parties are needed to guide the country on the right path.
ON May 21, 22 political parties met at Delhi, after the polling to the 17th Lok Sabha was over. The leadership of the 22 parties later met the Election Commission of India and submitted a memorandum regarding the process to be followed for counting of ‘voter-verified paper audit trail’ (VVPAT) slips.
IN the seventh and final round of elections, West Bengal again witnessed large scale booth capturing and rigging in some constituencies. Though the people came out in large numbers and foiled vote loot in many others.
ASHOK Dhawale, Central Committee member , CPI(M) said that the Modi – Shah duo is bent upon dividing India in the name of religion, community, caste and region which is dangerous to the unity and integrity of the country. He was addressing a massive rally at Ropar – Punjab, on May 11. The rally had been organised in support of Raghunath Singh, CPI(M) candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib constituency. He further said that CPI(M) had always worked for the unity and integrity of the nation and brotherhood among the people .
ODISHA is reeling under one of the worst cyclones since the Super Cyclone of 1999. The Fani Cyclone that hit the Odisha Coast wreaked havoc and unprecedented destruction of houses, crops, trees, electricity poles and also took the lives of around 70 people. More than 14 million people are estimated to have been affected in a region spread over 16,000 villages. Standing paddy crop, coconut trees, cashew trees and various other crops on 1,52,000 hectares are estimated to have been destroyed. Livestock has also faced the brunt with many animals reported killed.