We are releasing herewith the letter addressed to the Prime Minister by CPI(M) General Secretary on the urgent need to ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen to all hospitals and patients across the country and provision of vaccines free and universally.
His statement has dangerous implications for the future as it means that any Supreme Court judgement which does not suit the interests of the BJP and RSS will be defied and a Government seeking to implement it will be attacked by them. In the history of independent India this is an unprecedented situation.
You have sanctioned Rs. 500 crores of central assistance, but this is grossly inadequate in the light of the extensive damage that has been caused. I would request you to increase this amount to Rs. 2000 crores and urge you to respond positively given the urgency that is warranted.
The Prime Minister has announced that he will make fresh announcements after the deadline of December 30 on the demonetization of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the following steps be taken, while making the new announcements:
We wish to draw your attention to the assurances that were made by the Central government when the Andhra Pradesh bifurcation Bill was passed in the Parliament. At that point of time, MPs of the Left parties had raised that many issues remain unresolved in the envisaged bifurcation of the erstwhile undivided state of Andhra Pradesh
The intervention by the Minister of External Affairs, in inappropriately facilitating the travel of a person with serious criminal charges connected with the IPL controversy, is completely unacceptable.
The announcement of a NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission is a regressive step which will further push the country into a market-driven economy and privatization in all spheres at the expense of diluting even the present inadequate schemes aimed at improving people’s welfare.
It is shocking that a Union Minister, Anand Sharma, has come out in defence of a big industrialist claiming he is innocent in the case. This is nothing but a blatant effort to influence the case and intimidate the CBI. This stand is also to justify the covert policy of privatizing the coal industry which is the root cause for the corruption involved.