Reject this Throttling of Parliament

Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Reject this Throttling of Parliament
The suspension of 4 opposition MPs of the Lok Sabha and 20 MPs of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha including two MPs of the CPI(M) on successive days is a serious blow to the democratic functioning of Parliament. It is also an assault on the basic rights of freedom of expression of members of Parliament.

P.B. Communique

The central government is passing important legislations through the din created by government sponsored disruptions. The CPI(M) demands that no legislation should be passed without a proper structured discussion. This BJP central government is undermining the parliament of discharging its responsibility and legislating on important matters working people life and death issues. This must stop.

Ritabrata Banerjee’s Amendments to President's Address

1. That at the end of the Motion, the following be added namely : “but regret that there is no mention in the Address about the serious situation arising in the Central Institutions of Higher education with specific reference to JNU, Hyderabad Central University and IIT Chennai."

2. That at the end of the Motion, the following be added namely: “but regret that there is no mention in the Address about the growing intolerance manifesting the violence and spread of communal polarization in the country."

Unfinished Agenda of Dr. Ambedkar

Though this is not a special session, as the CPI(M) demanded, these two days must be utilized for ensuring that the attention of the entire country is focused on this shameful scourge of Indian society -- inequality on the basis of birth and descent -- and on the urgent need to take comprehensive and strong measures to eliminate it.

CPI(M)-CPI Joint Statement

The BJP displays selective amnesia by forgetting that the Rajya Sabha functioned for just two per cent of the time in the 2010 winter session. The BJP then led the disruption demanding action against those involved in corruption belonging to the then UPA government led by Dr. Manmohan Singh. “What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander” is wisdom of an old saying that the BJP refuses to learn from.