Coal is an essential input for several vital industries like power generation, steel, aluminum, fertilisers and cement. This move by the central government will result in starving domestic industries of essential inputs as now exports will be unregulated.
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.
Municipal contract workers and employees in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are on a strike for the last ten days. Both the state governments are adamant and are not resolving the just demands of the workers. Left parties leaders from Telangana who were on fast in support of the strike were arrested by the police.
The Central Committee in its meeting held on June 6 & 7, 2015 had given a call to conduct a fortnight long countrywide campaign from August 1 to 14, 2015.
The workers were protesting against the Road Transport Safety Bill 2015, the passage of which would enable the privatization of the transport sector, to the detriment of the state-owned transport corporations and other bus operators. Some of the provisions provide harsh penalties to the drivers and can be liable to misuse.