A delegation of the opposition parties from Assam met the leadership of the CPI(M) to share their concerns over the arbitrary delimitation process in Assam. They also shared a copy of the memorandum they are placing before the Election Commission of India. Even in the past they had represented before the Commission, but without any response. Their contention based on factual substantiation is that the due processes as ordained by the Constitution has been brazenly violated.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Review of the Assembly Elections in Kerala, West Bengal,
Tamilnadu & Puducherry and Assam
The central government is passing important legislations through the din created by government sponsored disruptions. The CPI(M) demands that no legislation should be passed without a proper structured discussion. This BJP central government is undermining the parliament of discharging its responsibility and legislating on important matters working people life and death issues. This must stop.
The upsurge of the pandemic continues to take a heavy toll of human life all across the country. The Polit Bureau expresses its grief at these unavoidable deaths and conveys condolences to the families of all those who have lost their lives.
These results must further strengthen the people’s movements and struggles in the country to safeguard the secular democratic character of the Indian Republic and for vastly improving the living conditions of the people.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met online on March 11, 2021. It has issued the following statement:
Forthcoming State Assembly Elections
n Kerala, the Party will continue to contest elections as part of the LDF. In Tamilnadu, the CPI(M) will contest the elections as part of the DMK led alliance. In Assam, the CPI(M) will contest the elections in cooperation with all secular opposition parties including the Congress to defeat the incumbent BJP government in the state, which is sharpening communal polarization, destabilizing social harmony and heaping miseries on the people. In West Bengal, the CPI(M) and the Left Front will have an electoral understanding with all secular parties, including the Congress, which seek to defeat the BJP and the TMC.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that adequate relief and rehabilitation be ensured to each family. The perennial flood problem of Assam must be recognized as a national problem and adequate funds be released in this regard.
Another NRC exercise will impose new burdens and insecurities among various sections of the people. It will only serve the BJP’s agenda of communally dividing the people.