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Left Parties Salute People for the Spontaneous Upsurge of Protests

The Left parties – Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, Socialist Unity Centre of India (C) and Revolutionary Socialist Party – in a statement issued on September 10, 2018, have hailed the spontaneous response of the people to the call for nation-wide protest and hartal against the unprecedented hike in the prices of petroleum products and other stiff economic burdens being heaped by this Modi government.

Baseless Report

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 4, 2018

SOME media reports have appeared that on a complaint from Kerala regarding an elected representative, the Party Centre has intervened and given direction on the action to be taken.

There has been no such intervention from the Centre and this is a baseless report. 

All such complaints, as is the normal practice, will be dealt with by the concerned state committee; in this instance, the Kerala State Committee.

 

Stop This Repression

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 28

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly protests the raids conducted by police authorities on the homes of various civil rights and human rights activists and Left intellectuals.

Enhance Central Assistance to Flood Ravaged Kerala

CPI(M) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 21, on the need to enhance the central assistance given to flood ravaged Kerala as also the other measures that need to be taken. Yechury wished to seek PM’s time to appraise him on his visit to Kerala on August 19-20 and to request the government of India to consider the following urgent measures for relief and rehabilitation of lakhs of people who have suffered this unprecedented damage caused by the recent floods.

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.

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