THE Punjab state committee of the CPI(M) has decided to establish a research institute in memory of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet at Chandigarh. The institute will be named as Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet Institute Of Social Sciences Research. This institute will take up research in emerging socio-economic and political problems and phenomenon in Punjab.
THE Special Court at Bangalore has convicted Jayalalitha, the chief minister of Tamilnadu and the general secretary of AIADMK in the case against her for acquiring disproportionate wealth. Based on the judgment, Jayalalitha should immediately step down from the post of chief minister of Tamilnadu.
This judgment is a warning signal for those who indulge in corrupt activities and are dishonest in public life. CPI(M), Tamilnadu state secretariat is of the view that this judgment will strengthen the struggle against corruption.
CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP Sitaram Yechury has strongly opposed the government’s policy of disinvestment of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and rejected the arguments in favour of the move. In response to a letter of union minister of state for finance Nirmala Sitharaman, Yechury has said “I am not in agreement with the explanation given by you in support to your policy of disinvestment of shares in CPSEs, nor with your arguments defending the prudence behind disinvestment”.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on September 30.
THE Obama administration has been putting great pressure on India of late to join a US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It may take advantage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in New York at the moment to make India fall in line with its plans.
ELEVEN dalit students from a government school in Bikaner in Rajasthan were dismissed after two of them were found drinking water from an earthen pot meant for an upper caste teacher. The teacher Mangal Singh took this extreme punitive step as he felt that the children “defiled” the water by touching the pot. The parents were also compelled to sign or put their thump impressions on eleven blank sheets of paper.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on September 24.
THE putting of the Mangalyaan satellite into the Mars orbit is a significant achievement. It has demonstrated India’s technological potential in space. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) congratulates the scientists and staff of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for this achievement.
In order to take this forward it is necessary to focus on launching the GSLV for future space exploration.
THE CPI(M) has decided that all its Members of Parliament shall donate a sum of Rs 50 lakhs from their MPLADS funds for relief and rehabilitation of those who have suffered in the recent unprecedented floods in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This is in accordance with the rules of the MPLADS that provide for such a prescribed amount of contribution by the MPs in an event of a national disaster.
Thus a total of Rs 10 crores will be contributed by the CPI(M) Members of Parliament towards relief and rehabilitation activities in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
LEFT Front-backed CPI(M) candidate Prabhat Chowdhury won the Manu (ST) assembly by-election by a decisive margin of nearly 16,000 votes. This is the biggest ever margin in the electoral history of this assembly segment. Except Congress candidate who narrowly saved his deposit, all the opposition candidates lost their deposits. The by-election to the constituency was necessitated after Jitendra Chowdhury vacated the seat following his election to the Lok Sabha.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in New Delhi from September 10 to 12, 2014. It has issued the following statement on September 12.
The Polit Bureau expressed its deep concern at the severe and widespread floods which have affected Jammu & Kashmir. The floods have resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives, widespread destruction of property and displacement of lakhs of people from their homes.