RESPONDING to the finance minister, Arun Jaitley who had asked for suggestions on ‘reforms’ on electoral funding, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury spelt out the CPI(M)’s position on electoral funding in a letter addressed to him on January 9.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 10
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the decision of the union cabinet to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment through the automatic route in single brand retail trade. Till now, FDI upto 49 per cent was permitted under the automatic route. This step to liberalise FDI in retail trade will have harmful consequences for domestic retail traders and shopkeepers.
IN a unique humanitarian gesture to provide monetary help to the victims of Ockhi Cyclone which devastated the southern Kerala coast exactly one month ago, CPI(M) workers in the state have collected Rs 4,81,02,511 (Four crores eighty one lakhs two thousand five hundred and eleven) from the people of the state.
A huge rally was organised by the CPI(M) at Nalua, under Hrishyamukh assembly constituency of Belonia, in Tripura on December 22 to remember the four martyrs of Nalua. Comrades Niresh Debnath, Manik Nama, Sushil Mahajan and Swapan Debnath were brutally murdered on December 22, 1989 during the semi fascist Congress TUJS regime. Their bodies were brutality chopped off and buried. Three bodies were recovered few days later. The then chief minister Sudhir Majumdar was holding a meeting in the same area. However the skeleton of Comrade Sushil Mahajan was recovered only in 1993.
ON behalf of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, general secretary, has sent messages of greetings to KP Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and Prachanda Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) on the victory of their alliance in Nepal elections. The letter was sent on December 23.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 21, 2017.
The judgement of the CBI special court on the 2G spectrum case raises more questions than answers. It was well-established that the allocation of 2G spectrum had caused a big loss calculated to be Rs. 1,76,000 crores by the CAG. The Supreme Court had indicted some of the telecom companies involved for misuse of the allocations and cancelled the licences of concerned companies.
The logo for the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), scheduled to be held from April 18-22 , 2018 in Hyderabad was released by state secretary Thammineni Veerabhadram, who is also the general secretary of the Reception Committee. Along with him on the dais are Ch Sitaramulu, Central Committee member, B Venkat, treasurer of the Reception Committee and state secretariat member, Jyoti and Sunnam Rajyam, MLA, both state secretariat members and secretaries of the Reception Committee.
THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), in a statement issued on December 11, has condemned the barbaric murder of an innocent migrant worker Afrazul in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan on December 6, by axing and burning him alive and videographing and uploading the episode in social media as an act of bravery against the purported ‘love jihad’. Afrazul hailed from Malda district of West Bengal,
The killing of innocent minorities, to foment communal hatred and division, has repeatedly been taking place in the country, more so in Rajasthan, since BJP came to power at the centre.
IN a statement issued on December 5, Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has said that it is indeed very unfortunate that the chairman of the Rajya Sabha has disqualified the membership of Sharad Yadav and Anwar Ali from the Rajya Sabha