BRINDA Karat, Polit Bureau member of CPI (M) was the keynote speaker on the occasion of celebration of 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx organized by Ghaziabad district committee of CPI(M) on January 12. In India, the Left parties, especially the CPI(M) is organizing meetings, seminars, cultural events, in different parts of the country with great participation of workers, students, youth, women, peasantry and people from all walks of life.
MODI in his euphoric ‘Mann Ki Baat’ (speech from the heart) broadcast on December 30, on the all India radio focused about the ‘positivity’ that should be made viral in the coming days. But where will this positivity emanate from. It can and should from the worksheet spread across his 55 months of rule in the country. But the positive vibes do not emerge from this period rather it has been a very sorry state of affairs.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Mohar Singh, former member of the Central Committee and former secretary of Himachal Pradesh state committee of the Party. He died on January 11 at the age of 68.
THE Left Democratic Manch, Assam (LDM) organized a massive protest against the central government move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on January 7, 2018 in Guwahati. It may be noted that the people of Assam are agitating against the proposed bill, which seeks to give citizenship to the non-Muslim illegal-infiltrators rendering the Assam Accord(AA) meaningless. The AA sets the deadline at March 24, 1971 as the base year for detecting illegal infiltrators in the state. Several hundreds of people spontaneously joined the protest programme organized by the LDM Assam.
January 15, 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary communist leader. Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were the leaders of the Spartacus league and went on to found the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). Both Rosa and Liebknecht were arrested and brutally killed by the so called “Freikorps”, demobilized soldiers acting under the instruction of the social-democratic regime.
THE recent attack on the CBI, once again, reconfirms our understanding of the character of the Modi government. This government is hell-bent to undermine all constitutional institutions in the country. Their autonomy is a hindrance to the attainability of a full fledged ‘hindu rashtra’, (the pernicious fascistic ideological project of the RSS) despite the BJP being in government with a majority of its own. This requires the transformation of the existing secular democratic republic into the RSS vision.
THE Modi government has got a Constitutional amendment adopted in Parliament providing for 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category, i.e., those who are not in the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), or, Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
THE Delhi police has submitted a chargesheet in court against Kanhaiya Kumar, former president of the JNU Students Union and nine others on charges of sedition. This has come nearly three years after the police arrested Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a cooked up case regarding alleged anti-national slogans raised during a demonstration on the campus.
IN the wake of major electoral reverses for the BJP in the recently held assembly elections to the five states, it has been widely recognized that the agrarian crisis and its most inhuman expression-the burgeoning farmers’ suicides have taken a heavy toll in the electoral battle field. However, commentators are loudly declaring nemesis for the ruling dispensation on another count. There is widespread belief that the tinder box of explosive unemployment will see Modi regime bite the dust; perhaps on a much bigger scale in the coming general elections.