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Girish Karnad

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on June 10

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) conveys its heartfelt condolences on the death of one of contemporary India’s creative minds, Girish Karnad.

An exceptional writer, director, theatre personality and actor, he steadfastly upheld the commitment to social upliftment and secularism. His death is a big loss to modern India.

No to Three Language Formula

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued  the following statements on June 2, 2019
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) is unequivocally opposed to the  imposition of the three-language formula from primary level of school education as proposed in the Draft National Education Policy released by the HRD ministry. The CPI(M) is of the firm opinion that the  
opposition is not to any particular language but for ensuring the opportunity for all Indian languages to develop and thrive.

On Election Results

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 23

THE Indian electorate has given a decisive verdict in favour of the BJP and its allies.

The CPI(M) has suffered a severe setback in these elections.  We shall introspect the reasons for this and draw proper lessons for the future. 

Condemn and Reject BJP Candidate Hailing Godse as a Patriot

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 17

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the outrageous statement of BJP candidate from Bhopal parliamentary constituency, Pragya Singh Thakur, describing the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi Nathuram Godse: “was a patriot, is a patriot and will remain a patriot….”  Pragya Thakur is a terror accused out on bail on medical grounds. 

Inquire Sexual Complaint Against CJI, Afresh

LAWYERS have expressed displeasure to the conduct of a sexual harassment complaint against the CJI by an ex-staffer. Justice has not been imparted and the procedure adopted was faulty. The manner in which ad-hoc committee of three judges of the Supreme Court has conducted the inquiry in respect of allegations of sexual harassment against the CJI, speaks about the hush up done to the particular case.

Cyclone Fani

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 3

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its grave concern at the damage to life, livestock and property being caused by cyclone Fani across the entire coastal belt of Odisha and parts of northern Andhra Pradesh. This severe cyclone is now moving towards West Bengal and is likely to cause further damage.

Cyclone Fani: Speedy Relief Needed

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 6, 2019

CYCLONE Fani was one of the severest cyclones to have wreaked havoc in Odisha. Thousands of thatched houses have been destroyed and reports of over fifty people having lost their lives are trickling in. There is extensive damage to power supply, communications and infrastructure.

ECI Decision on Tripura West Poll Disappointing

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 8, 2019

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep sense of disappointment over the Election Commission of India’s order to hold the elections void in 168 booths for the Tripura West parliamentary constituency and hold re-poll in these booths. There had been widespread rigging and prevention of voters exercising their franchise by the ruling BJP during polls held on April 11.

Hold Fresh Poll in Tripura West

A DELEGATION of CPI(M) led by its general secretary- Sitaram Yechury and consisting of Polit Bureau member- Nilotpal Basu, Left Front candidates for Tripura West and Tripura  East parliamentary constituencies-Sankar Prasad Datta and Jitendra Chowdhury respectively,  met the Election Commission of India(ECI) on April 30, to discuss about the poll related issues in Tripura.  The delegation handed over a letter to the chief election commissioner demanding a fresh poll for the Tripura West parliamentary constituency.

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