The UDF government unleashed unprecedented storm of violence inside and outside the Kerala Legislative Assembly, injuring hundreds of people including MLAs, in a shameful attempt to get the Budget for financial year 2015-2016 placed in the Assembly by tainted finance minister K M Mani. Throwing all legislative norms and decorum to the winds, K M Mani, who is accused of various corruption allegations, read out the first page of the Budget when the Speaker was not present on the dais. Mani was standing in the fourth row of treasury bench, guarded by UDF legislators and a large number watch and ward staff.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the Chandy government’s use of police to brutally attack LDF MLAs inside the assembly and against the public outside the assembly premises. LDF MLAs and the people were protesting demanding that Finance Minister, K.M. Mani should not place the budget as there is a vigilance probe against him which was instituted by the UDF government on allegations of corruption
MLAs of the Left Democratic Front in Kerala have started their sit- inside the Assembly. Thousands of people have started coming to Thiruvananthapuram to surround the Assembly outside. Thus inside and outside the Assembly there will be a huge mobilisation of people.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) started an indefinite Day and Night protest in front of the District Collectorate, Kannur (Kerala) from January 12, 2015.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which met in New Delhi from December 21 to 23, 2014 has issued the following statement:
The CPI(M) and the Left parties have been protesting against the exorbitant rise in the price of unsubsidized gas cylinders and the ceiling on subsidized gas cylinders of nine per year. Protests against this price rise were held in various parts of the country. .....However, the oil companies continue to insist on Aadhar linkage for the supply of subsidized gas cylinders and payment of the full market price for the cylinder on delivery and reimbursement later. The Polit Bureau demands the scrapping of the Aadhar linkage and the delivery of the twelve cylinders at subsidized rates, as earlier.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) congratulates the members and units of the CPI(M) in Kerala for the magnificent success of the fund collection drive for establishing the Harkishan Singh Surjeet Bhawan and the EMS Research Centre.
The Polit Bureau decided to call for a countrywide campaign to “Save Democracy and to Defeat the Violence and Terror in West Bengal”. All Party units will conduct this campaign on August 7, 2013. All Party units will conduct this campaign on August 7, 2013. This campaign will inform the people about the murder of democracy in West Bengal and mobilize support to demand a halt to the violence and terror.
In view of the serious allegations raised against Shri Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala, about his alleged links with the perpetrators of the multi-crore solar power scam, the LDF in Kerala has asked for his resignation and a judicial probe into the matter. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the Chief Minister should immediately step down from his post pending a judicial probe into the matter.