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.
CPI(M)’s Intervention during
the Pandemic, National Lockdown, and Subsequently
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met online, for the first time, on July 25-26, 2020. It has issued the following statement:
CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, has addressed a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora, objecting to the unilateral measures being taken by the Election Commission, altering electoral procedures, without consulting political parties.
A delegation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India led by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Nilotpal Basu and CPI National Secretary D. Raja met the full Election Commission on March 25 and raised the following:
The Kerala Budget 2019, presented on 31 January, a day before the Union Budget, has put the perspective of the working people in sharp focus while focussing on rebuilding the flood-ravaged State. While the Union Budget is full of non-stop jumlas aimed to subdue the brewing anger of the working people against its policies, the Kerala budget has signalled the consolidation of gains for them.
The defeat of the BJP in the elections to the state assemblies of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, is a clear indication of the people’s discontent and anger at the policies followed by the Modi government and the BJP state governments that have imposed unbearable burdens on the people. These results have shattered the myth of the BJP’s electoral invincibility.
One should never ignore the fact that the so called political violence in Kerala, particularly that of Kannur is being sought to be made a subject of discussion all over the country with a political motive. The political motive is to create an impression that law and order is in dire straits in the state of Kerala.
Since the election results have been declared more than 500 offices of the CPI(M) and other Left parties have been looted, burnt and forcibly occupied by the TMC goons. Eviction from hundreds of houses from localities all across the state are continuing.