Thursday, 21. March 2019

CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy issued the following press communiqué at a press meet in New Delhi on March 8, 2019 after the conclusion of the two-day National Executive meeting held in New Delhi on March 6 and 7:

The National Executive discussed in detail the present economic and political situation in the country as well as the role of the secular, democratic forces in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections of 2019. The meeting unanimously underlined the need for ousting the anti-people, anti-working class, divisive and communal RSS-BJP controlled NDA government led by Narendra Modi. The meeting also noted in unequivocal terms the urgent need to save the Indian economy which is in deep crisis and save our Constitution from the clutches of the fascistic forces which have surrendered the economy and the country to the forces of neo-liberalism and anti-nationalism. The meeting held that uprooting of the Modi government, replacing it with a secular democratic progressive government in which the Left has an enhanced say is the need of the hour. Swapan Banerjee presided over the National Executive meeting of the CPI.

The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 95 million workers in 130 countries condemns once again the prevailing situation in the factories of Bangladesh and the lack of even the most fundamental safety measures.

At least 8 garment workers, were injured as a fire broke out in a garment factory in the capital of Bangladesh which was closed back to 2014 because of the undertrained prevailed safety measures and infrastructure.

The suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir on February 14, stimulated the conflict between India and Pakistan, leading to cross border shellings and air bombardments. The Communist Parties of the involved countries commented on the escalating tension.

On February 27, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) strongly condemned the ongoing bellicose environ and declared that the escalated frenzy of jingoism is undoubtedly "in the best interest of the religious fanatics and the military establishment, but it has nothing to do with the peoples' well-being of both the countries." Pointing out the socio-economic problems related to the system of savage capitalism, the CPP asserted that this uncalled war madness is a pretext for the military to grab mammoth increase in its budget supplies. The statement continued, "The present so-called elected democratic governments in both the countries are two sides of the same coin. Both playing to the gallery of their dirty political ambition and in larger canvas serving the interests of the imperialist masters and arm dealers." The Party called upon Communist Parties, Progressive and Peace Democracy loving forces on both sides to "unanimously resolve to press upon the rulers and the military establishment in their respective countries to shun away the pursuits of war in lieu of peace, jobs and peoples harmony, diverting all the resources towards the welfare of the people instead of dumping it in fire fodder."

wfdy 148The World Federation of Democratic Youth observes with concern the latest developments between India and Pakistan who due to the military operations and activities of armed groups, are facing the danger of a new escalation of the tension. The peoples of India and Pakistan have experienced the bloodsheds of war in the past and they know that in these wars there is no winner people but only suffering peoples and satisfied ruling classes.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on February 28, 2019:

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India demands the Pakistan government, to release and return Wing Commander Abhinandan, immediately. The Pakistan government should arrest Jaish chief Masood Azhar and handover him to India, so that there will be proof of suppressing terrorist groups by Pakistan government.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on February 23, 2019:

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India demands that the Home Ministry should withdraw the order that empowered the Assam rifles to arrest anybody without warrant and to search any place in Myanmar border districts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram. This is naturally objected by the Northeastern states, including BJP ruled states. This will be almost expanding the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which is vehemently opposed by the people. Normalcy should be restored by withdrawing it, instead of keeping in abeyance.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on February 23, 2019:

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India expresses serious concern at the possibility of evicting 11 lakh families who are living in forest, because of the judgment of Supreme Court. They could not prove their claims for pattas. Poor, marginalized people are unable to prove their hereditary rights. The eviction of about 55 to 60 lakh people will create a huge problem to the nation. Forests should be saved, but most of the forests are getting destroyed by unscrupulous contractors for profits. July 27 date is given by Supreme Court for eviction. Union government should call an all party meeting to discuss and find out an amicable solution.

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on February 15, 2019:

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India condemns the horrific terror attack on CRPF jawans at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. It is reported that more than 40 jawans were killed.

The party urges upon the authorities to look at the intelligence and security lapses self-critically. Considering the deterioration in the situation of Jammu and Kashmir, the Party reiterates its demand that the Union government should realize that the Jammu and Kashmir problem is a political problem which needs a political solution for which there should be a political process to reach out to all stakeholders through a meaningful dialogue.

While wishing the injured jawans for speedy recovery, the Party expresses its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the jawans.

 

(Roykutty)

Office Secretary

Source:

CPI – Communist Party of India

The election rally organized by the CPI(M) mobilized a million people in Kolkata.

On February 3, one million people gathered in Kolkata for "People's Brigade" rally to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government from West Bengal in the forthcoming elections. The election rally was organized by the Left Front, an alliance led by the Communist Party of India - Marxist.

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