The enemies of unity, peace and development have again started using their fangs to create fissures among the people, disturb the peaceful atmosphere prevailing here, and sabotage the ongoing innumerable developmental activities throughout the state. The situation demands that these elements be thoroughly exposed and totally alienated politically, ideologically and organisationally, said Manik Sarkar, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and chief minister of the state, at Ambassa on February 12, 2016.
TAMIL NADU witnessed the mammoth struggle for Jallikattu which was not only spontaneous but also attracted each and every section of the people of the state. Never before in the recent memory there was such a massive struggle. The depth of the struggle can be gauged from some interesting manifestations. The Muslims and Christians also took part in large number giving the clear message that Jallikattu and Pongal festival belongs to all irrespective of religions.
THE Kisan Sabha in West Bengal will adopt new ways to develop militant struggles of the peasantry. The state conference of the AIKS, after intensive discussion on the rural situation in the state, has called for new methods to deal with new emerging dangers in the countryside.
LEADERS of the CPI(M), CPI and RPI gave a call for coming together of the Lal and Neel flags and unity of dalits, adivasis, Muslims and other fighting forces to defeat communal forces, prevent the BJP from coming to power in 2019 and fight unitedly for the rights of dalits.
THE Mock trial of Narendra Modi held in all district head quarters of Kerala on January 24th evening sent a strong message to the central government against digitisation of transactions. Thousands of people gathered at all centres to register their protest against the hardships caused by demonetisation. People demanded the removal of all restrictions on cash withdrawal and a halt on imposing digitised money transactions.
ON the completion of hundred days of Mahajana Padayatra of the CPI(M) in Telangana, Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) addressed a public meeting held in Eturu Naagaram district. She congratulated the people for making the padayatra a success despite the cash crunch caused by demonetisation. She accused the Telangana state government of suppressing tribal population be foisting false cases on more than 800 tribal activists. She said that the CPI(M) played an important role in the passage of the Forest Rights Act.
THE CPI(M) and the Left parties held protests in the streets against the atrocities in Bhangar, where two villagers were killed in police firing. As the ruling party and police have forcefully entered the villages and are threatening them, the Left parties mobilised people throughout the state in solidarity with the struggling people of Bhangar.
THE national conference of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) held from January 19-21, 2017 at Romesh Chandra Nagar (Olympia Chambers, Chandrasekhran Nair Stadium ) in Thiruvananthapuram, concluded successfully.
An international seminar was organised on 'The Impact of October Revolution on Struggle for Peace and Against War ' on the eve of the conference on January 19, 2017. CP Narayanan, MP and president of AIPSO, Kerala welcomed the international and national delegates to the seminar. D Raja, MP and presidium member of AIPSO acted as moderator.
THE two months of demonetisation have been marked by unprecedented mass mobilisation in the state of Kerala. Right from the day of announcement, it was criticised as a crazy scheme which would at best only tackle the fringes of black economy. By the tenth day the entire cabinet marched from the secretariat to the Reserve Bank of India office at Thiruvananthapuram on November 18, for a day long protest dharna. Since then, it has become a popular site for numerous protest marches by different mass organisations and organisations of cooperators.
WHILE people are facing acute distress due to demonetisation, the back to back arrest of two TMC MPs has once again brought to surface the massive loot of peoples’ money through chit funds. Sudip Banerjee, TMC leader in Lok Sabha and Tapas Paul, film star turned MP were arrested by the CBI in the Rose Valley scam. Every day more and more facts are surfacing, proving that the ultimate beneficiary of the chit fund plunder was the ruling party of West Bengal.