The Central Committee congratulated the LDF government in Kerala for the manner in which they could contain the dreaded Nipah virus from spreading. The efforts of the state government have earned accolades from international agencies including the World Health Organisation.
We appeal to all peace and democracy loving people in the country to raise their voice against this violence and murder of democracy by the TMC. We urge all our units to protest this cold-blooded murder of democracy and people’s right to vote urgently and to organize widespread protests by mobilizing the people.
The Polit Bureau thanks the 45 per cent of the voters who extended support to the CPI(M) and the Left Front. The Party will carefully examine the reasons for this electoral setback and take necessary remedial measures. The CPI(M) assures the people of Tripura that it will continue to champion the cause of all sections of the working people and uphold tribal-non tribal unity.
Shri Nilotpal Basu, member of the Central Secretariat of Communist Party of India (Marxist) met Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Om Prakash Rawat, today and expressed certain concerns regarding Tripura Assembly election.
Shri Nilotpal Basu, member of the Central Secretariat of Communist Party of India (Marxist) met Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Om Prakash Rawat, today at the Election Commission office on the question of holding peaceful, free and fair elections to the Tripura Assembly
It is strange that the Election Commission has announced the date of election for Himachal Pradesh Assembly while withholding the announcement of date for Gujarat Assembly elections.
Following is the statement issued by the team of experts who attended the Election Commission’s EVM Testing meet on behalf of the CPI(M):
Report on Political Developments
(Adopted by the Central Committee
at its meeting on April 18-19, 2017)
The President of the Tripura unit of BJP, Shri Biplab Deb, has cast aspersions on the objectivity and fairness of the Electronic Voting Machines. This comes in the background of the widespread apprehensions about EVMs. CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner and demanded among other things that in elections in Tripura EVMs with Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) should be used. We are herewith releasing the full text of the letter.
The miserably low turnout in the bye elections to the Srinagar parliamentary seat in the state of Jammu & Kashmir reduces the electoral process to a total farce. Further, it displays the deep degree of alienation of the people in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The 7.14 per cent turn out in these elections is the lowest ever recorded in any Lok Sabha polls in the state.