ON March 27, Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has written to the Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India drawing his attention to the announcement made by prime minister through an address to the nation on the achievements of Indian scientists.
THE Election Commission of India has appointed K K Sharma, former director general of BSF as the overall special police observer for the elections to the parliament for the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand. The ECI must be aware of the fact that the aforesaid officer happens to be one amongst the most tainted ones during is term in office.
AS will appear in the same issue separately, a delegation comprising of CPI(M) and CPI leadership met the Election Commission of India on March 25. In their submission to the ECI the Left leaders have reiterated their apprehensions regarding a free and fair election in Tripura which is scheduled to be held in two phases on April 11 and 18.
ON March 26, a delegation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India led by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Nilotpal Basu and CPI National Secretary D Raja met the full Election Commission on March 25 and raised the following:
THE Indian History Congress, the major forum of Indian historians since 1935, was due to meet for its 79th session at the invitation of Savitribai Phule University, Pune, on December 28-30, 2018. About 1,500 members had paid delegate fee of Rs 2000 each by December 1, the last day set for it. But on December 10, barely a fortnight before the session was to be held; the host university announced that they would not be able to hold the session.
‘COMMUNISTS are peoples’ voice, they echo the public issues in the assembly and parliament, hence elect them’, appealed Sitaram Yechury, general secretary, CPI(M) in a public meeting on March 25, at Vijayawada. Huge rally and public meeting was held in connection with the filing of nomination papers by Ch Baburao, CPI(M) candidate from Vijayawada (central) assembly constituency. Sitaram Yechury lamented the failures of Modi government and explained how the present rule has enhanced the misery of the people.
ELECTION Manifesto of BJP(2014) had declared that “BJP commits highest priority to agricultural growth, increase in farmer's income and rural development”. The five years of BJP rule proves to be a period of betrayal of promises.
THE acquittal of Aseemanand (real name Naba Kumar Sarkar) and three others in the Samjhauta train blast case is a shameful reminder that the criminal justice system in India is incapable of bringing terrorists of the extremist Hindutva variety to justice for their crimes.
Between 2006 and 2008, there were six terrorist incidents perpetrated by a network of extreme Hindutva groups. Aseemanand, Pragya Thakur and Lt. Colonel Shrikant Purohit were the prominent conspirators amongst them.
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.