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Somnath Chatterjee

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 13

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its grief and sorrow at the death of former speaker and ten-time member of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee.

Somnath Chatterjee was a veteran parliamentarian who played an important role in defending the foundations of the Indian constitution particularly its secular democratic foundations and federalism.

Polit Bureau’s Appeal: Unprecedented Floods in Kerala: Rush Aid

HEAVY rains and floods have caused large scale damage in the entire state of Kerala. All the districts and all the 1,654 villages of the state are affected. In the current spell of rains, landslides and floods alone, 65 people have been officially reported killed till August 15, while 265 people are reported killed during this monsoon. More than 50,000 houses have been completely destroyed and more than one lakh fifty thousand people are currently lodged in relief camps. Train, rail, air and road transport have been suspended in major parts of the state.

Support Transport Workers’ Strike

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 5

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) extends its support to the one day national strike call on August 7, against the retrograde provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act Amendment Bill and the continuous rise in the prices of petroleum products.

The demands raised by the All India Co-ordination Committee of Road Transport Workers Organisations are genuine and the government must favourably consider their proposals.

CPI(M) Condemns Assassination Attempt on Nicolas Maduro

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 5

THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the assassination attempt on the president of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Drones containing explosives were detonated close to the presidential platform when he was addressing a military parade to mark the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard.

CITU Congratulates Road-Transport Workers for Magnificent Strike on Aug 7

MORE than three crore road transport workers in state-transport, private passenger transport, goods transport and small passenger transport like auto, taxi etc., have staged a magnificent strike action throughout the country on August 7. This strike was to voice their protest against the draconian Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill (MVAB) which is still pending for enactment by parliament. 

No Indian Must be Excluded in the NRC in Assam

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 1

THE National Register of Citizens (NRC) was part of the Assam Accord which decided on the cut-off date of 1971 to determine the question of illegal migrants settled in Assam.  The work for preparing such a register did not proceed until the Supreme Court intervened and under its directions and supervision, the draft NRC has been prepared.

Current Parliament Session Must Enact Law against `Mob Lynching’

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on July 18, 2018

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the brutal attack on Swami Agnivesh in Pakur, Jharkhand.  The guilty are identified as belonging to the BJP Yuva Morcha. As has now become the norm, the BJP state government can be expected to treat them with great leniency.  The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that proper and adequate medical attention be provided to Swami Agnivesh and that the culprits be punished immediately.

National Protest by Left Parties on July 24: Murder of Democracy in West Bengal and Tripura

AN open daylight murder of democracy is taking place in the states of West Bengal and Tripura. Human rights and political freedom have come under severe strain. This is increasingly being seen all across the country as, for example, in the brutal suppression of dalit protests as well as use of draconian laws against human rights activists.

MSP Hike: Fraudulent Claims

The CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following  statement on July 5.

THE central government has made fraudulent claims that the announced hike in prices of the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy and other crops is fulfillment of the promise for implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations. The Commission had recommended how the cost of production should be calculated and that the MSP should be fixed on this basis with a 50 per cent profit margin for farmers.

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