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Sabarimala: Nefarious Plan of BJP

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 21THE BJP and the RSS in Kerala have been organising their activists to send to the Sabarimala temple since it opened for the current pilgrimage season from November 16. The aim is to take control of the premises of the temple and to create a law and order problem there.Proof of this nefarious intent has now come to light with the exposure of a circular issued on November 14, 2018 by the Kannur district Committee of the BJP.

Cyclone Havoc in Tamil Nadu

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 19ABOUT 50 persons died and public infrastructure and private properties in about ten districts was damaged as cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu.  The cyclone also led to the shifting of about one lakh people to relief camps in Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Trichi, Dindigal, Theni  districts.  The cyclone had caused damages to hundreds of houses, felled over more than 5,000 trees and about 13,000 electric poles across the state.

On the Recent Scams and the Role of Crony Capitalism

Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), addressed a press conference on the recent scams and the role of crony capitalism, on November 15, 2018 at the Party headquarters in New Delhi. The following is the text of the press release.INDIAN economy has hit the lowest point at the present point of time. Every commitment made in the run up to the last election remains unredeemed. The aggressive pursuit of neoliberal policy has forced the institutionalisation of cronyism as the dominant feature of this government.

Support Transport Workers’ Strike

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 5THE 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.Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon the central government to accept

CPI(M) Condemns Assassination Attempt on Nicolas Maduro

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 5THE 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.According to reports, the perpetrators of the attack are linked to the ultra-right wing forces through whom the US is carrying out its attempts to destabilise Venezuela.

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. The draconian bill presented by the Modi government is a design for paving the way for destruction of State-owned public transport corporations.

No Indian Must be Excluded in the NRC in Assam

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 1THE 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.has been noticed that there are a lot of anomalies in the preparation of the draft.  A large number of women have been left out despite the fact that the Supreme Cou

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