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CPI(M) Releases Booklets on Four Years of Modi Govt’s Misrule

CPI(M) brought out four booklets which describe the ‘Four years of Modi Government’s misrule’ and ‘why it has to end’. Releasing the booklets on June 1, a press conference was held at the CPI(M) headquarters which was addressed by Sitaram Yechury, general secretary  and Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M).Sitaram Yechury while introducing these booklets stated that this government must go as it has mounted unprecedented burdens on the people. The conditions of the common people have deteriorated very badly in these four years.

Bhima Koregaon Dalit Movement: Withdraw Vindictive Action

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on June 7THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its strong disapproval over the manner in which the Maharashtra government and its police is dealing with the aftermath of the widespread violence against large sections of the dalit population who had congregated in Bhima Koregaon to commemorate the anniversary of the battle which was started to be observed by Dr B R Ambedkar himself.  This annual commemoration has come to be recognised as a symbol of self-respect of the dalit commun

Kerala LDF Govt Cuts Fuel Prices

WITH the prices of petrol and diesel skyrocketing and reaching the highest ever levels, the Kerala government has decided to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rupee 1 in the state from June 1. With this, Kerala becomes the first state to announce a cut in fuel prices.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while making the announcement on May 30 said, "This will amount to a loss of Rs 509 crore for the state government. This is our message to the central government.

DUJ Welcomes Cobra Post Sting; Condemns threats to Journos

THE Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement issued on May 29, has congratulated the Cobra Post and its intrepid journalists, particularly Pushp Sharma and Anirudh Behl, for their daring sting operation on some of the biggest media houses in the country. They have exposed on camera the enormous greed of the media barons, who are ready to promote the Hindutva agenda of the BJP in the run up to the 2019 elections, at a fat price.

Big Win in Chengannur

THE CPI(M) leader and LDF candidate Saji Cherian has won the Chengannur Assembly by-election by a big majority of 20,956 votes. This is the highest margin of victory ever recorded in this constituency.Saji Cherian polled 67,303 votes as against his nearest rival, the UDF candidate who got 46,347 votes. The BJP candidate came third with 35,270 votes with around 7,000 votes less than what he polled in the 2016 Assembly election. 

POLIT BUREAU COMMUNIQUE

CPI(M) Polit Bureau met in New Delhi on May 21, 2018. It has issued the following statement:KARNATAKA ASSEMBLY ELECTIONSTHE Polit Bureau welcomed the developments in Karnataka where the BJP/RSS’s attempts to cobble a majority through horse-trading have been thwarted. The BJP had made it a practice to form governments even after losing elections like they have done in Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya and entering the Bihar government, betraying people’s mandate.

Police Firing on People in TN

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 23, 2018THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the police firing on people protesting against the Sterlite Copper Industry in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, which has led to the death of twelve people and injuries to over a hundred.

Karnataka Polls: Stop this `Horse Trading’ by BJP

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 16THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the time being given to the BJP to indulge in naked `horse trading’ and the use of money power to muster a majority in the Karnataka assembly when the officially declared results have shown that the BJP does not have a majority in the recently-concluded elections.The governors appointed during the current BJP government’s tenure have, in the past, followed the principle of swearing in a government on the basis of post-election arrangement between parties

Condemn Massacre of Palestinians

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 15.THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its outrage and strong condemnation at the death of 58 Palestinians killed by the Israeli armed forces at the Gaza-Israel border fence. The Palestinians have been holding marches to the border to demand the return of the people to the lands from which they were evicted by Israel.The opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, in complete violation of international law, on that day has emboldened the Israeli forces to resort to this brazen attack.This brutal massac

Walmart Take Over: ‘Make in India’ becomes ‘Make for India’

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 10THE $ 16 billion acquisition by international e-commerce retail giant Walmart of Indian e-retail Flipkart facilitates the backdoor entry of foreign capital to take over India’s huge multi-crore retail trade sector.The proposal to allow FDI in India’s multi-brand retail sector was stoutly opposed by the Left parties. When in opposition, the BJP also opposed this move. Now in government, the BJP is facilitating the entry of foreign capital through the e-commerce route.

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