The CPI(M) reiterates the demand that the government reverses its policy of reprehensible apathy towards the plight of the migrant workers and takes up their transportation free of cost and provide every migrant worker along with all non-tax paying citizens Rs. 7500 per month as cash support for three months and free rations to all needy.
The political immorality of the BJP has reached its nadir. The clandestine manner in which the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra have been sworn in shows the extent to which the BJP can stoop to grab power. This is in line with what they have done earlier in Goa, Karnataka, north eastern states etc.
The grim reality of increasing burdens on people’s livelihood with the economic recession deepening is coming to the fore. This underlines the need for intensifying popular united struggles on people’s growing economic miseries.
Marxist, XXXIV, 1, January-March 2018
The Maharashtra Experience
Aim of Agrarian Revolution
The Party Programme of the CPI(M) characterises the present stage of the Indian Revolution as the People’s Democratic stage. The three main tasks set by it are anti-imperialist, anti-monopoly capital and anti-feudal. The agrarian revolution is considered as the axis of the People’s Democratic Revolution. Explaining this, the Party Programme says in Para 3.15:
The Polit Bureau appeals to all democratic minded people who cherish justice to protest such highhanded actions of the government which will lead to further alienation of those suffering injustices and the government’s clear double-standards. The Polit Bureau calls upon the Maharashtra government to rescind these vindictive actions.
The Polit Bureau discussed the draft political-organisational report to be presented to the 22nd Party Congress to be held at Hyderabad from April 18 to 22, 2018. This will now be put before the Central Committee at its forthcoming meeting from March 28 to 30, 2018 and after its adoption will be placed before the Congress.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) extends its complete support to the Maharashtra farmers who have embarked on an unprecedented action of a strike since June 1.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the role of the Maharashtra Chief Minister who instead of upholding the rule of the law to stop those threatening film makers has actually facilitated extortion of a reported sum of Rs. 5 crore invoking the armed forces. This is a gross insult to the courage, valour and the role being played by the armed forces in defence of India.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI (M) expresses its grave concern and anguish over the growing signs of hatred and use of violence unilaterally to intimidate individuals, groups, identities who hold views contrary to those of the perpetrators.
More than 20,000 people from the tehsils of Dahanu, Talasari, Vikramgad, Palghar, Jawhar, Mokhada and Wada from Palghar district and Shahapur tehsil from Thane district marched under the banner of the CPI(M) and the AARM to the District Collector’s office at Palghar on October 16, 2015 to castigate the BJP-led governments at the centre and in the state and with a 21-point charter of burning demands of various sections of the working people