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.
The Polit Bureau hails the struggles of the kisans in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh which is now spreading to various other parts of the country. The Modi government must immediately implement its election promise of announcing a Minimum Support Price of one and a half times the production cost as also a loan waiver. The CPI(M) also demands that a special Central legislation be enacted where the government shall compulsorily buy the produce of the kisans at the minimum support price.
In a situation where burdens on the people are being relentlessly mounted, the Central Committee of the CPI(M) has called on the Party units to observe nationwide protest action focusing on price rise and growing unemployment from July 11 to 17, 2016.
Discussions on the Draft Report on Organisation and the Draft Resolution on Organisation concluded today.
The Left Front will launch a strong protest if democratic rights of the people are attacked during the forthcoming municipality elections, scheduled to be held on April 18 and 25. We will not sit idle if the election process is turned into farce, said Dr Surjya Kanta Mishra, Leader of Opposition and Secretary of CPI (M) West Bengal State Committee, addressing an agitation program convened by the Left Front in front of the State Election Commission office on March 19.
The explosion in Khagragarh, near Burdwan town in West Bengal, which killed two persons involved in bomb making, is a very serious issue. There are sufficient grounds to believe that extremist elements are involved. It is essential, therefore, that the investigation into the incident be handed over to the National Intelligence Agency as this concerns the country’s security. No effort should be spared to uncover the forces behind the bomb-making centre.
The CPI(M) opposes the present approach of the UPA Government on the Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal sanction to the exclusion of vast sections of the people from the PDS based on the flawed poverty estimates. This will be even worse than the current situation where the States can move towards a universal PDS combining their own schemes with central allocations.
If indeed the TMC leader and Union Minister does possess some secret information we request you as the Union Home Minister to obtain such information and act on it in consultation with the state government. If on the contrary, there is no such information, as surely is the case, then may we request you to set at rest the apprehensions and tensions that have resulted from the Union Minister’s utterances.