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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

CPI-ML New Democracy Ruling Class

Press Statement : On Formation of Telengana

With the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill in both houses of Parliament, the struggle of people of Telengana for separate state has been victorious. Over a thousand students and youth have laid down their lives for Telengana with hundreds dying by police bullets in their long struggle. These sacrifices and tenacity and determination displayed by people of Telengana have met with success. Central Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy congratulates the people of Telengana over this victory.

Tribals, dalits, backwards and minorities constitute overwhelming proportion of the population (91%) of state of Telengana. There have been continuous struggles of these sections, peasants and workers, for land and other rights. It is the land of the Great Telengana Armed Struggle. CPI(ML)-New Democracy is confident that these struggles will scale new heights and score great victories in the state of Telengana.

Formation of Telengana is in no way opposed to the interests of people of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. Anti-Telengana sentiments have been whipped up by ruling politicians of these regions who had amassed huge wealth utilizing their proximity to power and to divert the attention of the people from their issues like displacement of lakhs of peasants and fisherfolks. While concerns of the people of these regions, particularly relating to their safety in Hyderabad, should be addressed, the present stage of movement has been marked by no ill-will among the people of different regions.… Read More