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CPI(M) and CPV Bilateral Meeting

THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) had an online bilateral meeting with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on June 29, 2022. The CPI(M) delegation was led by Sitaram Yechury, general secretary and consisted of Nilotpal Basu, Polit Bureau member and R Arun Kumar, Central Committee member. The CPV delegation was led by Vo Van Thuong, Polit Bureau member, and standing member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s (CPVCC) secretariat.

Hold Protests against hike in Petroleum Prices: Yechury

SPEAKING over the precarious economic situation of the people in the country, Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI(M) said that the BJP has no concern for peoples’ welfare. Almost every day the prices of petroleum products are raised. This has led to a cascading effect on the economy. Prices of essential items have increased due to these policies. The Party has given a call to hold protests in the country against price rise and all units across the country will hold demonstrations.  

Communist Party of Ireland Expresses Solidarity with CPI (M)

Below we publish the statement issued by the general secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland, Eugene McCartan, on September 17.

WORKERS apart from fighting for economic reasons through trade unions organised into political parties to fight for political power.  As the crisis of the system grows across the globe we are witnessing growing attacks on workers organisations and in particular on communist parties.  The latest is the state organised attacks on members and property of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). 

Complacency, Insufficient Preparation led to the present Holocaust: Lancet

“INDIA’S Covid -19 emergency”,  with this heading, The Lancet, one of the most prestigious international medical journals published its editorial dated May 8, 2021, indicting the Modi government of complacency, insufficient preparation to meet the challenges of the second wave of the pandemic.
Below we produce the text of the editorial:

Budget 2021-22: Neither for the People nor the Economy: Yechury

“PEOPLE are suffering from a double whammy; the pandemic has worsened the lives of the people and the budget proposals will further accentuate their miseries,” said Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI(M), while addressing an online press conference on February 2, 2021.

He said the much-professed V-shaped recovery of the economy by the central government is absolutely false, and if at all there is going to be a recovery, it will be K shaped, meaning that the rich will become richer and poor poorer.

Hailing Bihar Electorate

The three Left Parties – Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) – have issued the following statement on November 11.
THE Left parties congratulate the electorate of Bihar for their support to the Mahagathbandhan, including the candidates of the Left parties, which contributed to the Mahagathbandhan putting up a spirited contest in the election against the ruling BJP-JD(U) and its government. 


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