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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. 

Create a Contingency Fund for COVID-19: Yechury

WHILE placing the decisions of the Polit Bureau meeting, which was held at New Delhi on March 14-15, Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI(M) demanded creation of a ‘national contingency fund’ to meet the challenge of COVID-19. He said the spread of COVID-19 is a serious situation and as pointed out by some of the ICMR sources, it has already entered the third stage in the country; the results, if proper procedure is not followed, could be horrendous, he remarked.

DELHI: Peace & Harmony Rally at Raj Ghat

At the call of Left Parties, people assembled at Raj Ghat in Delhi on February 28, appealing for peace and harmony in the city. The meeting was addressed by CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, CPI general secretary D Raja along with other leaders. They announced that cadres of the Left parties will do a door-to-door campaign appealing for peace and a committee will be formed in the colonies for the same.

Lift the Clampdown in Kashmir

NOT a single bullet fired in Kashmir valley! isn’t it good for the people, asked a journalist in a press conference held in CPI(M) headquarters, addressed by Sitaram Yechury and Mohd Yousuf Tarigami, leader of the Party and four-time MLA from Kashmir on September 17. Prompt was the reply of Tarigami saying that no bullets are fired even in jails. Does that mean jails are better than free spaces? He said Kashmir is turned into a military jail where free mobility and liberty of the humans is the biggest casualty.


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