The much-awaited second tranche of the Rs. 20-lakh crore financial package regarding the migrant workers, farmers and the poor has turned out to be a cruel hoax. The Finance Minister’s speech made false claims of what the Central Government had done to help people.
The people of the country who implemented the three week long lockdown ending today were looking forward to concrete measures that the government will undertake to resolve the problems that arose during these three weeks and provide the much needed relief for a large number of our poor, marginalised and migrant labour.
The Union Budget for 2019-20 is therefore yet another reflection of the bankruptcy of the Modi Government. No amount of spin can, however, remove the distress that farmers feel or the poverty and joblessness people actually experience. This grim reality will assert itself in the 2019 electoral verdict.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) extends its complete support to the Maharashtra farmers who have embarked on an unprecedented action of a strike since June 1.
The Polit Bureau of the CP(M) strongly condemns the brutal killing of three kisans in police firing in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh. The police action has also rendered a large number of kisans grievously injured.
Police Brutality on Peasant March in West Bengal
A Quick Report by Debashish Chkraborty.
Thousands of peasants and agricultural workers braved police attack and marched towards state secretariat Nabanna today. For the first time in last four and half years all roads leading to Nabanna, a virtual fortress, were blocked as waves of peasants surged towards the state administrative headquarters.