Month: September 2015

CPI-ML

Grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh

While Andhra Pradesh was being bifurcated to form the state of Telengana, Central Govt. had promised in the Parliament that new state of Andhra Pradesh would be granted special category status. This promise by the then Central Govt. and supported by the then main Parliamentary opposition which is now ruling at the Centre, has not been honoured by the Central Govt. It is going back on the promise and injustice to the people of Andhra Pradesh. This special category status is needed to promote industrial development, compensate for shortage in revenue while Andhra Pradesh has to build its new capital.

CPI(ML)-New Democracy Central Committee demands that commitment to give special category status to Andhra Pradesh be honoured without delay. CPI(ML)-New Democracy is participating in the struggle on the same demand.

CPI(ML)-New Democracy supports the struggle of peasants who are protesting against forcible acquisition of their land for building the new capital by Naidu Govt. Chandrababu Naidu for promoting the interests of real estate mafia, is taking over the fertile land of peasants which is against the interests of peasants, against food security particularly when alternate land for the purpose is available. CPI(ML)-New Democracy favours more decentralization of various administrative headquarters for the state capital which would be in the interest of the people of Andhra Pradesh.… Read More

IFTU Labour Laws Ruling Class Trade Union

IFTU Statement on Success of 2nd Sept. All India Strike

The National Committee of the Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) congratulates the working class of India for coming out in one day strike across the country, thereby issuing notice to the Modi Govt. against any attempts to execute anti worker changes in the labour laws of the country. We call on the working class to prepare to intensify and further broad base the struggle for implementation of labour laws, strengthening of labour law implementation machinery, RS 15,000 minimum wage, for status of Govt. employees to Asha and Anganwadi workers, against privatization of PSUs, against FDI in railways, defense, retail, media and other sectors with subsequent attacks on existing workforce and against the anti worker anti people polices of globalization, privatization and liberalization, against contractualization , against allowing coal deposits being opened for commercial use, for effective functioning of raw jute purchasing bodies and protection to the jute sector, for universal PDS and to curb price rise of essential commodities.

IFTU workers and activists throughout the country led strike actions in various states and in various sectors. In the Coal sector the BCCL observed total strike and there was total strike in Singareni coal mines in Telengana, in both of which IFTU participated.… Read More