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Hold HRD Minister Accountable For Untruthful Statements

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 16, 2014.

THE Polit Bureau demands accountability of the HRD minister Smriti Irani and strongly condemns the Modi government’s untruthful statements regarding the circular issued by her ministry on December 9 addressed not only to the Navodaya schools but also the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools.

Times Report Misleading

THE Times of India report (dated December 1) that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to attend the state cabinet meeting in Tripura is misleading.

The actual fact is that during the prime minister's visit to Tripura, the chief minister and state ministers are going to meet him at the state guest house. They will submit a memorandum and discuss with him issues concerning the state. This has been clarified by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

It may be recalled, that such a meeting of state ministers had taken place when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had visited Tripura.

Revision of Eligibility for Civil Services Objectionable

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

THE central government is considering a move to reduce the upper age limit and the number of attempts by applicants for the civil services examinations in the country.

Such a step would adversely affect all those who are seeking to join the civil services. The move to reduce the age eligibility and the number of attempts for SC/ST candidates is particularly objectionable.

The central government should not take any step in this direction.

No Increased Tax on Petrol and Diesel

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 14.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its strong opposition to the Modi government’s decision to increase excise duty on petrol and diesel. There has been a steep hike of Rs 1.50 per litre.

Petrol and diesel are already heavily taxed and this constitutes a major part of the retail price. Therefore, there is no justification for this tax hike.

CPI(M) to Hold All India Protest Day on Nov 26 Against BJP Govt’s Moves to Subvert MGNREGA

The CPI(M) will organise a Mass Dharna in Delhi on Nov 26 led by chief minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar against BJP government’s moves to curtail MGNREGA, which is a serious onslaught on the rights and livelihood of the rural poor. It calls upon all the democratic forces and mass organisations to unitedly oppose these changes.

On Deaths of Women in Chhattisgarh

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 11, 2014

THE tragic deaths of eight women and hospitalisation of scores more due to sterilisation surgeries performed on them in a mass sterilisation camp in Bilaspur is a shocking indictment of the health system in Chhattisgarh and also of the government policy to continue the highly undemocratic target based population control programmes.

Dalit Soshan Mukti Manch to Organise a National Convention for Dalit Rights on November 27 in New Delhi

In a press conference organised on November 3 in New Delhi, the Dalit Soshan Mukti Manch (DSMM), a platform of organisations and individuals belonging to various states who have come together in the fight against caste oppression has announced that a National Convention would be organised on November 27 at Constitution Club Annexe in New Delhi

CPI(M) to Finalise the Draft Review Report On Political Tactical Line in the next CC

THE CPI(M) Polit Bureau has been authorised by the Central Committee to prepare a revised draft of the review of the political-tactical line, taking into account the discussions in the Central Committee. This proposal made by the Polit Bureau was unanimously adopted by the CC without anybody voting against it, said CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat.


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