In Defence of the Rights of the Urban Poor
Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
In Defence of the Rights of the Urban Poor against Anti-People
The 20th Party Congress of the CPI (M) notes that while urbanization in many states has picked up in the recent period in our country, the Central Government is imposing a regime of urban reform reflecting the policies of the World Bank. The basic thrust of these policies is to meet the requirements of the neo-rich, the corporate and foreign investors. Considering that the process of urbanization in a country like India also reflects distress migration to the cities of the rural population, these policies have a very negative impact on the vast mass of the urban poor.