Current Issues

More than 200 Writers Appeal to Citizens

Below we reproduce the appeal issued by more than 200 writers on April 1, 2019, urging the citizens of the country to vote against hate politics and to vote for an equal and diverse India.THE upcoming election finds our country at the crossroads.  Our constitution guarantees all its citizens equal rights, the freedom to eat, pray and live as they choose, freedom of expression and the right to dissent.

Left Underlines Burning Issues with Election Commission

ON March 26, a delegation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India led by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Nilotpal Basu and CPI National Secretary D Raja met the full Election Commission on March 25 and raised the following:MODI BIOPICThe delegation had a detailed discussion with the EC on the release of the biopic on ‘Shri Narendra Modi’.  The delegation pointed out that there are well-established precedents on withholding the release of such propaganda materials during the pendency of the elections.

Hold Elections to Jammu & Kashmir Assembly

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on March 11, 2019IT is perplexing how the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is good for the conduct of the Lok Sabha elections and not for the assembly elections which are also due. Currently, Jammu and Kashmir is under central rule as its assembly is dissolved.Earlier the union home minister had assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir that assembly elections will also be held.

Condemn Terrorist Attacks in Jammu & Kashmir

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 14THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the terrorist attack mounted on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir.  So far over 20 CRPF personnel have been reportedly killed in this attack while over another 40 are injured. Violence is not the answer to resolve issues which require the engagement of all stakeholders in the state.  The Modi government had promised, three years ago, to initiate a political process involving all stakeholders through a dialogue. This has not happened. 

Stop Attacks on Kashmiri People

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 17THE CPI(M) expresses serious concern at the attacks on students and people belonging to Kashmir which have taken place in different parts of the country. Students were beaten up in Dehradun by Bajrang Dal and VHP men.Threats and attacks on Kashmiri students and traders have occurred in other places too. Jammu is under curfew after attacks on Kashmiri residents there.It is natural that people are aggrieved and saddened by the killing of the 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama.

CAG Report: An Obfuscation

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 13THE report tabled in the Parliament on the last day it met before the general election by the comptroller and auditor general `On Capital Acquisition in Indian Air Force’, raises more questions than providing answers.1)    The report does not cover the issue of offset contracts.  Hence, there is no mention of the Reliance Defence and how the original public sector partner, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), who was to manufacture 108 fighter jets was summarily removed by offset contract.  This, we are informed, will be d

On Ominous Developments in West Bengal

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 4, 2019IT was way back in 2014 that the Supreme Court had asked the CBI to investigate on the larger conspiracy involved in the loot of crores of rupees of people’s savings by chit fund companies like Saradha, Rose Valley etc. For full five years, contrary to its loud promises, the Modi government did not move seriously on this matter. During this period, many of the Trinamool Congress leaders who were prime accused in these scams like MPs Mukul Roy and Hemanta Sharma, moved over to the BJP.


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