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Govind Pansare Killing Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 21

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep grief at the death of Comrade Govind Pansare, CPI leader and prominent Marxist intellectual. Com Pansare was shot in a dastardly manner along with his wife Uma, by two assassins on February 16 in Kolhapur.

The killing of Com Pansare followed the same modus operandi as that of Dr Narendra Dabholkar in August 2013 in Pune. Extremist communal elements are suspected to be behind both these murders.

On the 2015-16 Railway Budget

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 26, 2015

THE Rail Budget for the year 2015-16 was high on hyperbole but low on content.  In fact, it has spelt out certain intentions with scarce factual details to translate these ideas into reality.  During the first three years of the 12th Five Year Plan, the railways received only Rs 1.5 lakh crores for investment. Yet, the railway minister bombastically promised that in the coming five years, this will increase to Rs 8.56 lakh crores. 

Sham of Lowering Petrol & Diesel Prices

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on January 17.

 

THE central government has for the fourth time since November hiked the excise duties on petrol and diesel which will bring the government revenue of Rs 20,000 crores rupees. Thus instead of the people of India benefiting from the 55 per cent decrease in the global price of crude oil since June 2014, the government is exploiting the situation to fill its own coffers.

 

Central Committee Adopts Review Report & Draft Political Resolution

THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) began its three day session at Pragati Nagar in Hyderabad from January 19-21. On behalf of the Polit Bureau, General Secretary Prakash Karat placed the Draft Review Report on the Political Tactical Line, in the morning session. The meeting also adopted a resolution against the ordinance promulgated by the Modi government amending the Land Acquisition Act, which the Central Committee characterised as “utterly anti-farmer and anti- rural poor in its substance” (see box).

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