Price Rise

Central Committee Communique

Instead of using agencies such as the CBI to investigate economic crimes and cases of corruption, the ruling party is unscrupulously utilizing the CBI for its narrow political purposes. The brazen manner in which the CBI investigations have been used to muster support for the cut motion is bringing the agency into disrepute. The ruling party cannot be allowed to bring the CBI into disrepute.

Jail Bharo on April 8

Left parties announced that on 8th April, in all districts headquarters there will be mass picketing and court arrest programmes outside Central Government offices. 25 lakh people will participate in this programme to demand immediate steps to curb price rise and for strengthening the public distribution system, implementation of land reforms and employment opportunities.

Callous Justification of Petrol Price Hike


The Prime Minister’s justification of the hike in indirect taxes on diesel and petrol in the Union Budget in terms of taking a “long-term view” reflects a flawed economic thinking and insensitivity to the sufferings of the people due to price rise. .....The CPI (M) rejects the Prime Minister’s callous defence of the fuel price hike and strongly reiterates its demand to withdraw the increase in customs and excise duties on diesel and petrol immediately.

March 12: Left Parties Rally

The Left parties – the CPI(M), CPI, AIFB and RSP – have decided to hold an All India Rally at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on March 12, 2010. The rally is being held to highlight the urgent problems faced by the people and to spell out the Left parties' demands to solve the problems.