news from the cpi(m)
December 23, 2014
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which
met in New Delhi from
December 21 to 23, 2014 has issued
the following statement:
With the Narendra Modi government in office, the Hindutva agenda
is being implemented in various spheres. One of them is the
reconversion drive aimed at bringing Muslims and Christians 'back'
to the Hindu fold. The communal aim of this so-called "ghar vapsi"
has been spelt out by the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat himself. Plans
for such reconversion events have been announced for Christmas
Despite repeated demands in parliament, the Prime Minister has
refused to spell out the stand of the government on this issue.
Further, it is clear that the BJP state governments such as in
Gujarat are backing these activities.
The CPI(M) demands that such reconversion based on false
assurances and inducements and with State patronage be prohibited
with immediate effect. Action should be taken under the relevant
provisions of the law against those who are organizing such
activities which are disruptive of communal harmony and creating
communal tensions. The U.P. government has already registered
cases and taken action against the organisers of the Agra "reconversion".
This must be done by other state governments too.
Protest Against Privatisation of Coal Mines
The Polit Bureau strongly opposed the Coal Mines (Special
Provisions) Bill which has been passed by the Lok Sabha and awaits
clearance by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill will pave the way for
private commercial mining in the coal sector apart from spelling
out the method of allocation of coal blocks with captive mining.
The provisions in the Bill if adopted will reverse the
nationalization of the coal industry in 1971. The Modi government
is taking this step to facilitate the profiteering and the loot of
this precious national resource by the big capital.
The Polit Bureau calls for a strong resistance to this measure.
The CPI(M) extends its full support to the five day strike call
given by all the coal workers' unions from
January 6 to 10, 2015.
The Polit Bureau noted that the involvement of the Trinamul
Congress leadership and ministers in the Saradha chit fund scandal
has been emerging in the course of the investigations being
conducted by the CBI. The Polit Bureau condemned the efforts of
the Chief Minister and the Trinamul Congress ministry to scuttle
It is essential that the CBI make a full and comprehensive
investigation. There should be coordination between the various
investigation agencies under the central government like the SEBI,
SFIO, CBI and ED. All the evidence points to the involvement of
the highest level in the state government in West Bengal which
should lead to the interrogation of the Chief Minister herself by
Kerala Bribery Case
An FIR has been lodged against Finance
Minister, K.M. Mani by the vigilance department in the bar bribery
case. Yet the minister has not resigned and the Chief Minister and
the UDF are sheltering him. The Polit Bureau reiterated the demand
that KM Mani should resign forthwith from the state cabinet. The
charges leveled on some other ministers and leaders for taking
bribes from the bar owners should also be fully probed and action
Party Congress Documents
The Polit Bureau finalised the draft Review Report on the
Political-tactical Line and the Draft Political Resolution for the
21st Congress. These will be presented to the Central Committee in
January for discussion and adoption.