Leaders of nineteen Opposition Parties have issued the following Statement after an Online Meeting on August 20, 2021
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) extends the Party’s full support to the call given by the kisan organisations for a countrywide massive protest action on September 25.
Given the grave situation in both these states, the Central Committee decided to hold a national level protest against the murder of democracy in the states of West Bengal and Tripura in the month of July.
The Modi government’s anti-democratic stance is part of the larger agenda of the sangh parivar to force fit India into its vision of a Hindu rashtra dominated by male caste Hindus.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI (M) expresses its grave concern and anguish over the growing signs of hatred and use of violence unilaterally to intimidate individuals, groups, identities who hold views contrary to those of the perpetrators.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) congratulates the people of West Bengal for the successful general strike and hartal they observed today in the state. Despite large scale arrests, threats, intimidations and the unleashing of unprecedented violence by the state police and the ruling Trinamool Congress, the hartal evoked a spontaneous response from all walks of people in the state.
Responding to the people’s urge for relief from the growing burdens, the leaders of 11 parties have resolved to work together for strengthening the democratic framework ending corruption and ensuring accountability in government; establishing a firm secular order which recognizes the plurality and diversity of our society; providing a people-oriented developmental path which addresses the concerns of inequality, social justice, farmers’ interests, minorities and women’s rights...