Thiruvananthapuram: CPIM politburo on Saturday extended support to the kisan-mazdoor jail bharo on August 9.
Briefing media on the deliberations held at the two day politburo meeting in Delhi, party general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the party backed the demands raised by the peasant organisations including legal guarantee of minimum support price of one-and-half times of cost of production for all agricultural products; immediate vesting of land in the name of tillers and implementation of the Forest Rights Act; minimum pension of Rs 5,000 per month to all agricultural workers, poor and middle peasants besides crop insurance scheme.
The politburo condemned the misleading statement made by the BJP president regarding exclusion of 40 lakh people declaring them as “illegal migrants”. Such irresponsible statements only add to the fear and anxiety of an already harassed people.
It reiterated the demand that all the complaints regarding non-inclusion must be thoroughly and seriously examined and corrected. Only then the final NRC should be published by ensuring no single Indian is denied citizenship.
Yechury said the Centre’s belated decision to bring a bill to reverse apex court judgment that diluted the provisions of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, was under pressure from large-scale protest actions. “To safeguard the provisions of the Act from any future misinterpretation and prevent its dilution, the Act should be brought within the ambit of the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution,” he demanded.
The PB while demanding urgent electoral reforms rejected the proposal for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies being mooted by the BJP government.
Rejecting the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill by the Modi government,the CPM said it was a systematic attack on whatever little achievement had been made in the realm of medical education, science, research and health care system. Instead of reforming and strengthening the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Centre is putting in place a bureaucratic organisation.
The PB noted expressed concern over the increasing instances of mob lynching in some states. The Supreme Court obse-rvations on mob lynching have held up a mirror to the Prime Minister and the BJP government under whose watch such crimes are being committed and vigilante groups are allowed to rule the roost, it alleged.
The PB expressed grave concern over the increasing intimidation of the media....