ANDHRA PRADESH: BJP is Anti-federal, says Kerala Finance Minister

THE ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is anti-federal in practice and in theory and ideology, accused Thomas Isaac, finance minister of Kerala and a member of CPI(M) Central Committee. The Modi government has been systematically destroying the federal structure of India, Isaac said. He addressed a seminar at Vijayawada on December 14, on “BJP rule and centre-state relations” in connection with the 104th birth anniversary of Comrade Makineni Basavapunnaiah, one of the founding leaders of CPI(M).

UTTAR PRADESH: Bulanshahar Violence and Killings

ON December 3, 2018, Bajrang Dal activists mobilised supporters from neighbouring areas to congregate in village Marwah, Bulandshahar district where pieces of cow meat were prominently displayed in a field.  The owner of the field and others in his village had informed the police and were in the process of giving the meat a quiet burial when a gang led by Yogesh Raj, district convenor of the Bajrang Dal, arrived and loaded the remains onto a tractor trolley.  The Inspector of Sayana PS., Subodh Singh Rathore tried to reason with them but the frenzied mob insisted on driving to the main Bula

‘Defend Constitution and Secularism Day’: Left Parties Observe Dec 6

DECEMBER 6, this year, marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Keeping the current situation in context, CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML) Liberation, Forward Bloc, RSP had organised a march in Delhi raising slogans in defence of constitution. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury along with Polit Bureau members Prakash Karat, Tapan Sen, Brinda Karat, Hannan Mollah also participated in the rally.

Dec 6 Observed as ‘Defend Constitution and Secularism Day’: Huge Rallies Denounce Communalism


CPI(M) and the Left parties held a campaign against communalism in West Bengal to thwart the designs of communal forces, particularly of the RSS. RSS-BJP had proposed to hold rathyatras in the state, scheduled to be inaugurated by Amit Shah. Left parties have resolutely declared to resist attempts to communalise the atmosphere. Numerous street corner meetings, public meetings and rallies were organised throughout the state, particularly on and around December 6.

GUJARAT: CPI(M) State Workshop to Work for Success of All India Strike

A DAY after the CPI(M) Gujarat state committee meeting on December 8, a Party state workshop was held in Ahmedabad on December 9 to give a boost to mass front work in the state. It was attended by 67 state office-bearers and other main activists working on the trade union, kisan, women, youth, student and lawyers’ fronts from 14 of the 16 districts where the Party exists. It was the first time that such a workshop was being held in Gujarat.


KERALA: ‘Women Wall’ on New Year Day

KERALA will form ‘Vanitha Mathil’ (Women Wall) on January 1, 2019. This will be formed by over 176 renaissance organisations of Kerala. The ‘women wall’ will be formed from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram, which is a distance of over 600 km.  A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting which was chaired by the chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan. This decision was taken in the backdrop of violence unleashed by the Sangh Parivar outfits after the decision of the Supreme Court to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple.


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