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SCRAP POLAVARAM PROJECT — Corporate’s Polavaram Project Displaces Tribals in Four States

The powerful contractor – politicians of erstwhile Seemandhra (now Andhra Pradesh) were parceled out stretches of the proposed Polawaram project as ‘packages’ by the Chief Minister of then Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajshekhar Reddy of Congress. Now they are forcefully exerting for the project to materialize. The Congress led UPA-II Govt. finally conceded Telengana with one hand. With the other, it gave the Polavaram project the status of a ‘national’ project, thus projecting it as the price demanded by the people of Seemandhra for the re-creation of Telengana. It further sent an Andhra Pradesh Reorganization (Amendment) Ordinance to the President, seeking to transfer seven mandals of Khammam District of the newly (to be) recreated state of Telengana to Andhra, with the sole purpose of drowning all of them under the waters of the proposed dam. Its logic was that in this way the opposition to the project could be silenced.

The BJP led NDA Govt., immediately post its formation, issued an ordinance to the same effect, shrugging off the responsibility onto the previous Govt. Of course, no one believed this. The movement for Telengana clearly specified that it meant ten districts (including whole of Khammam with Bhadrachalam obviously) and with Hyderabad as its capital.… Read More

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Union Budget 2014-15: Ignoring the people, Caring for the corporate

Central Budget for 2014-15 presented by the Union Finance Minister today has been in macroeconomic sense a continuation of neoliberal model of Manmohan Singh- Chidambaram. It ignores the big concerns of people which BJP emphasized during recent election campaign like price-rise, unemployment and declining economic growth. No concrete measures have been announced on addressing rise in the prices of essential commodities. Moreover Govt. decisions like raising railway fare and freight, increasing prices of petroleum products including kerosene and cooking gas will fuel further price rise increasing economic burden on the common people already groaning under economic hardships. Similarly the Union Budget is devoid of any measures of addressing stagnation in industry and agriculture, the core sectors of economy providing employment to large sections of people. Finance Minister has resorted to tokenism in addressing these serious issues and setting up committees. BJP Govt. has lived up to Modi’s announcement of adhering to Manmohan Singh’s economic policies and Arun Jaitley sounded like his predecessor in announcing schemes after schemes with token allotments, mostly recycled and renamed versions of the existing schemes, while giving largesse to foreign and domestic corporate. This budget shows that Modinomics is but a continuation of Manmohanomics. He even retained fudging of Budget figures which BJP had criticized while in opposition like figures for revenue (an increase of 17%) etc.… Read More

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Anti-people Railway Budget

Having already inflicted on the people of the country the most steep hike in railway fares and freight charges, Railway Budget presented by Union Minister Sadanand Gowda is bereft of any succor to the people. Having heaped such a burden on the people, it is cynical on part of railway minister to claim that he could not burden the passengers.

Outlining the policy direction of Modi Govt. Railway Budget looks to FDI and Private Public Partnership even for providing foot bridges and escalators on railway stations. Foreign and domestic corporate investment in railways would add burden on the people as this investment would come only for extraction of maximum profits whose burden would ultimately be borne by the common people. In fact, Modi Govt. like its predecessor cannot look beyond FDI and doing everything to facilitate high profits for corporate. With operational costs amounting to 94% of total receipts and Govt. unwilling to make investments, the ground is prepared for large scale privatization of Indian railways.

Union Railways Minister has continued with privatization spree and contractualization of workforce. Cleanliness on railway stations is being outsourced. All this is being done in the name of cleanliness while engaging contractors has already played havoc with pantry services with low quality and high cost of food served in trains and also other services.… Read More

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BJP’s Communal Designs Condemned

UP Committee of CPI(ML) New Democracy has condemned the BJP’s nefarious plan to unleash communal violence in Uttar Pradesh utilizing the minor controversy over installation of a loud speaker in a Shiva temple in village Akbarpur Chanderi near Kanth. Moradabad. BJP MPs Sarvesh Kumar Singh and Satyapal Saini, notorious Sardhana MLA Sangeet Som, MLA Rajesh Chunnu and others have come from outside and have been camping in the area for last 20 days, making determined effort to unleash violence against the majority Muslims of the village by whipping up emotions around the temple and using the loud speaker as an excuse.

The temple, used mainly by approximately 10% dalit population of this Muslim majority village has been using loud speakers only on special occasions like Shivratri that too hiring it. After the parliamentary elections, Moradabad MP Sarvesh Kumar Singh gave money for purchasing and installing a loudspeaker. While the loud speaker had been installed on June 16, it is claimed to have been removed by district authorities on June 29 after compromise between the communities. The Mahapanchayat plan and the vicious communal campaign by RSS and its various wings have been unleashed by persons entirely from outside the village and area.… Read More

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Homage to Senior Leader of CPI(ML)-New Democracy Com. Pandu Ranga Rao, former member of APPC and Secretary of Prakasam DC

Veteran communist revolutionary leader, former member of AP State Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy and former secretary of the party’s Prakasam District Committee, Com. Pandu Ranga Rao, breathed his last on May 30th, 2014 at his residence in Palukuru village in Prakasam district after a prolonged illness. Central Committee and APPC of CPI(ML)-New Democracy expressed condolences at the death of Com. Pandu Ranga Rao and paid homage to his revolutionary legacy, his untiring efforts throughout his active life for New Democratic Revolution in India.

Com. Pandu Ranga Rao was born on 25.9.1940 in Rajampeta village in Kadapa district to Shri Ramdas and Ms. Mangamma. He was 7th among 12 children of the couple. His father was a indigenous village doctor and was unable to support his family with his meagre income. Com. Pandu studied SSLC at Rajampet village. His family shifted to Nellore for livelihood. Com. Pandu did some small works to earn some money and in the process he came in contact with CPI. He was influenced by communist ideas and became a wholetimer. CPI entrusted him with the responsibility of working among rickshaw workers, beedi workers and among youth. Later he became a town committee member. In this initial period he was much influenced by Dr.… Read More

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UP Communist Revolutionary Leader Com. Sant Ram Passes Away

Former member of Uttar Pradesh Provincial Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy and Vice-President of UP State Executive Committee of AIKMS, veteran communist revolutionary Com. Sant Ram breathed his last today at his native village in Unnao district in UP. Com. Sant Ram was recently diagnosed as suffering from lung cancer. He has been a member of the UP Provincial Committee of the Party for a very long time and was relieved from PC due to ill health only in the last state conference.

Com. Sant Ram had joined CPI in 1962 and has consistently been with the revolutionary communist movement having joined CPM after split from CPI in 1964 and communist revolutionaries after break from CPM in 1967. He has been a strong votary of revolutionary line in the communist movement. Belonging to poor peasant family, Com. Sant Ram participated in the revolutionary peasant movement and was always in the forefront of this struggle. He led a long underground life.

UP Provincial Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy paid revolutionary homage to Com. Sant Ram and vowed to carry forward the tasks of new democratic revolution in the country for which Com. Sant Ram worked throughout his life.… Read More

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Prof. Saibaba’s Arrest Condemned, Release Demanded

While a spectacle in the name of democracy is on in India in the name of general elections, the real state of democratic rights in India is once again apparent in the arrest of G.N. Saibaba, a teacher (Associate Professor) of Delhi University on 9th May in Delhi by Maharashtra police. While ruling class parties fight each other bitterly for power, their policy consensus and intolerance of those who expose this system and the policies of loot and plunder to the people of India is displayed once more in this arrest. Prof. Saibaba has been a vocal critic of these policies, of the plunder of the country and repression on people’s movements and has been a friend to the fight back of people against these policies. He has been an outspoken critic of fake encounters of communist revolutionaries and of the war against the people being conducted by the ruling classes.

Prof. Saibaba has been teaching English for around a decade at Ram Lal Anand College of Delhi University.… Read More

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New Democracy, March 2014

CONTENTS

  • CPI(ML)-New Democracy Call to The People for Loksabha Elections
  • Muzaffarnagar: Communal Onslaught on Minorities exposes Opportunism of Revisionist Parties and so called Secular Forces
  • 13 March: IFTU holds All India Rally of Construction Workers
  • Corporate, big Media and Modi wave
  • Two Genocides, Two Culprits, No Closure
  • CPI(ML)-New Democracy Organizes Massive Podu Garjana in Khammam
  • It is not only Crimea, it is Ukraine
  • Middle-East: Growing Conflicts, Smouldering People’s Anger
  • Formation of Telangana : Victorious Culmination of a People’s Struggle and Tasks Ahead
  • Allahabad: Thousands Demand Land Rights
  • Resignation of AAP Govt. & After
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CPI(ML)-New Democracy Call to The People for Loksabha Elections – Vote and Elect CPI(ML) New Democracy Candidates! – Reject Ruling Class and Revisionist Parties

 

 

Anti-people Rule

Elections to 16th Lok Sabha scheduled in April-May 2014 are taking place at an important juncture. Over two decades of the implementation of the new economic policies of globalization, liberalization and privatization have played havoc with the Indian economy and brought sufferings to the overwhelming majority of the people.

Economy is facing deepening economic crisis evidenced by falling growth rate, near stagnant agricultural production, stagnation and decline in industrial production particularly manufacturing, rising external and internal debt burden, falling value of rupee and runaway inflation. Increasing hardships of people are evidenced by declining purchasing power, declining food grain availability, increasing unemployment, high rise in the prices of essential commodities, continued suicides by peasants, continued starvation of the rural poor, rampant malnutrition and anaemia and most of the essential services going out of the reach of common people.

While people are struggling against the increasing burden and the attacks on their livelihood, ruling classes are trying to further intensify the implementation of new economic policies handing over mineral wealth of the country to MNCs and corporate houses, grabbing land and water for SEZs and industrial corridors to serve foreign and Indian corporate, further opening up different sectors of economy to foreign capital and further increasing the burden on the people.… Read More

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Big All India Rally of Construction Workers in Delhi

Under the auspices of the Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), a massive rally of construction workers was taken out on March 13, 2014 from the Ramlila Maidan to the Jantar Mantar passing through the Connaught Place. Red banners and placards focusing the demands of the construction workers were held by the participants in the procession. Workers raised slogans in support of their demands. Construction workers from Punjab, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, UP, West Bengal, Haryana, Rajasthan and Bihar participated in this programme. More than four thousand workers participated in the Rally and public meeting.

An impressive public meeting was held as a culmination of the rally at the Jantar Mantar that was presided over by Com. Vyas Tiwari, National Committee member of IFTU. The meeting was addressed by Raj Singh, member of National Committee, Com. Pradeep, General Secretary, IFTU, Com. Sujan Chakrovorty, NCM from Bengal, Com. Kulwinder Singh NCM from Punjab, Com. Radheshyam, NCM from UP, Com. P. Prasad, Joint Secretary, IFTU, Com.  PP Kapoor from Haryana and Dr. Animesh Das, President, Delhi IFTU.

This was for the first time that a programme of the construction workers at all India level was held in Delhi focusing the serious issues faced by the construction workers in the country.… Read More