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‘Throw out Congress, Prevent BJP’

ELEVEN non-Congress, non-BJP political parties resolved to work together to present an alternative before the people of the country for the coming Lok Sabha elections. They also issued a joint declaration that called for throwing out the Congress from power and defeating the BJP to prevent it from coming to power. Leaders of CPI(M), CPI, All India Forward Bloc, RSP, JD(U), Samajwadi Party, AIADMK, JD(S) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha held a meeting on 25th February at Tripura Bhavan in New Delhi and released the joint declaration.

BUDGET 2014: Anti-People Interim Budget

The following are the reactions on Budget 2014 sent by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, All India Kisan Sabha, All India Agricultural Workers Union and All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers on February 17, 2014

THE interim budget, presented by the finance minister Chidambaram is a political gimmick to camouflage its continued thrust of pro-corporate economic regime and its anti-people bias.

AAP Government Resignation

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 15.

THE Aam Admi Party government in Delhi was committed to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill. This would have been an important measure to fight corruption in public life in Delhi. However, the manner in which this was introduced in the Legislative Assembly was politically erroneous and inexpedient.

Bifurcation Bill: Undemocratic Methods

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 19, 2014.

The Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Bill has been adopted in the Lok Sabha in an undemocratic way violating all norms and procedures.

The division of the first linguistically re-organised state in India is a vitally important issue. But no debate took place on the Bill and it was adopted in the din by a “voice vote”. The demand for a discussion made by some opposition parties was denied.

AAP for an “Honest” Neo-Liberalism?

THE Aam Aadmi Party leader, Arvind Kejriwal, has spoken at a CII meeting in Delhi recently about his party’s economic policy outlook. In the absence of a full-fledged economic policy document of the AAP, Kejriwal’s remarks in the speech gives an indication of the ideology and policy approach of the AAP.

Kejriwal said, “Government has no business in business. Government should not do business. All this should be left to the private sector”. He also declared that he was against the inspector raj and licence raj.

On Aseemanand’s Revelation

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

THE explosive material revealed in the article based on interviews given by Aseemanand to The Caravan magazine raises very serious questions which require further investigation. Aseemanand has revealed his links with the top leadership of the RSS while planning the series of terrorist bomb blasts on civilian targets.

Stop Attacks on People from North-East

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on February 12, 2014.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep concern at the continuing attacks on people from the North-East in Delhi. After the death of the Arunachal student, Nido Taniam, several other incidents have occurred, including the rape of a minor girl from Manipur and physical attacks on other young men.


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