The BJP displays selective amnesia by forgetting that the Rajya Sabha functioned for just two per cent of the time in the 2010 winter session. The BJP then led the disruption demanding action against those involved in corruption belonging to the then UPA government led by Dr. Manmohan Singh. “What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander” is wisdom of an old saying that the BJP refuses to learn from.
As part of the all India observance of the protest day call given by the six parties to expose corruption at high levels in the BJP central and various state governments, on July 20 in Kolkata at the call of 17 left parties a massive Anti-corruption rally was held.
In response to the all India call given by the six parties for the observance of an all India protest day on July 20 to expose corruption at high levels in the BJP central and various state governments in Tripura the central programme was organized at Agartala.
The comparison between the way that the Government agencies are conducting themselves in Teesta’s case are in stark and shameful contrast to the way that the Government is protecting the accused in the Vyapam and other cases involving top Government and ruling party leaders.
All these scams conclusively prove that corruption in high places has reached new heights under the crony capitalism being promoted by this Modi government. Its claims to have offered a “corruption free government” stand shattered.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the communal incident at Atali village in Faridabad district of Haryana. The facts and circumstances leading to the incident clearly point out to the dangerous build up of communal polarisation in an area which is part of the National Capital Region
The Polit Bureau noted the three trends, being pursued by the BJP government, that the Party had noted at its 21st Congress -- the aggressive pursuit of the neo-liberal policies of economic reforms; the relentless onslaughts on the secular democratic foundations of the Indian Republic by the sharpening of communal polarization and the movement towards an authoritarian rule through the erosion of democratic institutions – are all getting aggravated.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) protests against the Maharashtra law which, apart from the ban on the slaughter of cows, prohibits the slaughter of bulls as well as bullocks. This law has now come into force after Presidential approval.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly opposes the decision of the BJP government to amend the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act through the ordinance route to favour the interests of the corporates and real estate barons. The proposed amendment surrenders the genuine interests of the peasantry and land owners.
The formation of the government of Jammu & Kashmir has become complicated because of the nature of the result and a hung Assembly. The BJP, which benefited from the polarization in the Jammu region, is trying to impose its political design in the formation of the government. This should be resisted in the interests of the unity of the state and safeguarding its special status.