Current Issues

Rebuff US Trade Measures

THE United States has extended its trade war to India by withdrawing preferential trade treatment for India. By scrapping the benefits under the Generalised System of Preferences, which will take effect after 60 days, 1900 items of exports from India, which were exempted from duties, will be affected.
This hostile step comes after the imposition of increased duties on steel and aluminum imports from India, earlier. 

Stop Attacks on Kashmiri People

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 17

THE 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.

CAG Report: An Obfuscation

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 13

THE 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.

BJP’S Authoritarian Assault

CPI(M) Polit Bureau of has issued the following statement on February 2

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the arrest of Anand Teltumbde by the Pune Police. He was taken into custody at Mumbai airport at around 3.30 am.

It may be noted that the Supreme Court of India has granted this renowned scholar four weeks protection from arrest to enable him to obtain bail. That protection period ends only on February 11.

Budget 2019-20: An Election Jumla

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 1, 2019

THE Modi government has now become famous for supressing and manipulating data and offering jumlas to the people. The interim budget for 2019-20 is yet another exercise in the same vein. The acting finance minister made tall claims during his speech about the record of the Modi government and promises of a rosy future for all Indians – which was a cruel joke played on the suffering people of the country.


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