Month: March 2018
Farmers led by AIKS have launched a massive pad yatra of 173 kms from Nasik to Mumbai to gherao the state assembly today demanding waiver of all agricultural loans and electricity bills and declaration of MSP of 50% higher than the comprehensive cost of production as per the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission. They have also raised other demands of implementation of Forest Rights, PDS, pension amongst others. More than 40,000 farmers are marching in protest.
The NDA govt at the centre and the Fadnavis govt. in Maharashtra had promised to fulfill the above demands, doubling of farmers’ income along with Ache Din, Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. But the Union Budget has made no allocations to fulfill these. They have only announced that they are already giving a MSP of 1.5 times the cost, which is a total lie.
Already in June 2017 Maharashtra peasants blocked highways and stopped supply of milk, vegetables and fruits to the cities as a protest against losses. At that time the BJP govt. made promises to solve the problem, but it has done little. Lofty announcements notwithstanding, it has allotted meager Rs 4800 cr for loan waiver and that too with several impractical preconditions.
More than 18000 peasants are committing suicides in the country every year due to high cost of inputs and low prices of crops.… Read More
CPI(ML)-New Democracy strongly condemns the breaking of Lenin’s statue by RSS-BJP activists in Belonia town in Tripura. Within 48 hours of their electoral victory over CPM, RSS-BJP goons used bulldozers to demolish Lenin’s statue which had been installed at the Centre of the town.
This is the latest in the series of puny deeds done by RSS goons under state protection in their attack on any form of progressivism and especially communism. RSS takes Marxism as their ideological enemy and the biggest obstacle in their path of distorting history, disrupting the unity of the people and fashioning their anti-people Hindu Rashtra which includes open upholding of pro imperialist and anti people policies. Painstakingly servile to a chauvinist, feudal patriarchal cultural script, the RSS looks to impose its Manuwadi anti Dalit, anti Muslim and anti woman values along with the pro imperialist policies which are its economic performa for India. It is stuffing its cadre in all institutions of learning, modifying syllabi, closing down or sabotaging functioning of institutions of science and falsifying history.
This attack is part of their cruel attacks on the struggles of oppressed and exploited. It is fascist attack against the people. BJP leaders have also threatened to demolish the statue of Periyar.… Read More
CPI(ML)-New Democracy condemns the unprovoked firing by the combined forces of Telengana, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha killing twelve members of CPI(Maoist) on March 2, 2018 at Chhatisgarh-Telengana border in Pujari Kanker forest area. It demonstrates that the Indian ruling classes want to physically eliminate communist revolutionary forces. It also demonstrates that Indian ruling classes have no concern for the problems faced by the people and wishes to put down their resistance through brute force.
Tribals and poor people of the forest areas spread over several states have been resisting the drive of the Central and State Govts. to take over their land and means of livelihood. They wish to hand over these lands rich in mineral resources to corporate and find tribals and other poor people organized under the leadership of the communist revolutionary forces as the most important obstacle in this. Hence their drive to physically eliminate the revolutionary leaders and activists is in order to suppress the people.
TRS Govt. led by K. Chandrashekhar Rao which came to power after a powerful people’s movement forced the creation of Telengana state, has not fulfilled the aspirations of people behind the movement and has gone back on its promises. Rather than giving land to the landless people as promised, it is now attacking the tribals and other poor forest dwellers to dispossess them of their land.… Read More