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Stop Disinvestment of CPSEs: Yechury to Govt

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”.

Do Not Succumb to US Pressures For Unilateral Military Intervention

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.

Re-admit all the Dismissed Students

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.

Successful Mars Orbiter Mission

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.

CPI(M) MPs to Donate Rs 10 Crores for J&K Flood Relief

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.

Tripura Assembly Bypoll: CPI(M) Candidate Wins by Huge Margin

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.

CPI(M) 21st Congress From April 14-19, 2015

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.

Raise Voice against Govt Move to Disinvest FCI

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has raised some points, in Parliament on June 19 regarding the Food Corporation of India (FCI), that are not in the interests of our people as well as for the employees. The Food Corporation of India was started in 1965 for proper distribution of food grains to the people of our country, especially those living in rural areas. Since then FCI was engaged in food distribution. Our country is very vast and all provinces are not equally agriculture producing state.


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