Showing posts with label Narendra Modi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Narendra Modi. Show all posts

Sunday, April 25, 2021

India: Communist Party leader Sitaram Yechury urges PM Modi to take urgent action as Covid crisis deepens

India's healthcare system is buckling as a record surge in Covid-19 cases puts pressure on hospital beds and drains oxygen supplies. According to international reports, families are left pleading for their relatives who are desperately ill, with some patients left untreated for hours.

Crematoriums are organising mass funeral pyres. On Friday 24 April India reported 332,730 new cases of coronavirus, setting a world record for a second day running. Deaths were numbered at 2,263 in 24 hours. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

KKE: Solidarity with the people and the communists of India!

In a statement issued today, Wednesday 17 February, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounces the policy of the Modi government in India and expresses its militant solidarity to the people and the communists of the country. 

More specifically, the statement reads:

The KKE expresses its militant solidarity with the struggle of the workers, the poor farmers and the youth of India for their rights and the fulfillment of their contemporary needs regarding work, health, education, and life, which are crushed by the capitalist mode of production.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Over 250 million workers and farmers join All India Strike!

Despite repression, a joint general strike by workers and farmers has shut down India. Over 250 million workers took part in the 26 November nationwide strike.

Indian trade unions condemned the arrests of workers’ and farmers’ leaders across the country as they demonstrate together in one of the biggest ever nationwide general strikes.   Indian trade union leaders issued a clarion call to the government to repeal anti-worker labour codes and anti-farmer farm laws as a massive mobilization of industrial and agricultural workers and farmers across the country disrupted normal life across the country, in rural and urban areas.

Friday, November 20, 2020

All India Strike on November 26th: Workers and peasants rise against Modi's anti-people policies

Ten central trade unions in India have called for a nationwide strike on November 26th. The preparatory campaign for the general strike against the anti-people, anti-worker, anti-national and destructive policies of the BJP government led by Modi has been going on with great enthusiasm all over the country, a statement said.

The working class is all geared up for a massive countrywide general strike on November 26, 2020. The declaration adopted in the online joint national convention of workers has strongly condemned the BJP government’s attacks on the basic workplace, democratic and constitutional rights of the workers and the people of our country.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

India: Communist Parties slam government's "New Education Policy"

The "New Education Policy" approved by the government of Narendra Modi leads to the further privatization and commercialisation of Indian education, point out the Communist Parties (CPIM and CPI) condemning the proposed reforms. 

In a statement, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) stresses out:

Friday, July 3, 2020

Indian Railways Privatisation: The Communist Parties condemn BJP government's policy

In a statement regarding Modi government's plan for the privatisation of Indian Railways, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) points out:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the decision for privatisation of the Indian Railways particularly the running of passenger trains by private investors over the Indian Railways network. This is the first time that this is happening in independent India

Thursday, May 21, 2020

How the Indian communist-run state of Kerala successfully fought Coronavirus outbreak

The Indian state of Kerala has been a role model in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic. With a population of 34 million people, Kerala is governed by the ruling coalition of the Left Democratic Front (LDF), which is led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The state’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, is a member of the Communist Party’s Political Bureau. 

The communist party-run state has managed to contain COVID-19 spread better than most other Indian states. Kerala has reported only 4 deaths (COVID-19 related) with 600 cases after more than 3 months since the first outbreak of the virus in January. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Left parties in India call for nationwide protests against Modi government's policies

Five Left parties in India - CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML), AIFB and RSP - issued on February 4th a statement titled "Nationwide Protests Against Anti-People Budget February 12 to 18". The statement reads:

The Left parties will conduct a nationwide protest against the wide range of anti-people policies contained in this year's budget which will further squeeze the livelihood conditions of the vast majority of our people. The Modi government has destroyed the Indian economy, imposing unprecedented burdens on the people. At the same time, it has been giving concession after concession to the rich and the corporates, which has widened economic inequalities amongst our people to levels never seen ever before in independent India.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

All India Strike: Workers and peasants are rising against Modi government

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) salutes the working men and women of India who have risen as one to challenge the Narendra Modi government’s anti worker, anti people and anti national policies through the unprecedented general strike and rural bandh on 8th January 2020.
While the industrial workers across sectors all over the country went on strike, the peasants and agricultural workers massively responded to the call of ‘rural bandh’ and organised road and rail blockades.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

India: BJP government's defeat looks imminent, says communist leader Sitaram Yechury

India's PM Narendra Modi (left) and Communist Party (Marxist)
leader Sitaram Yechury.
"The defeat of this BJP government looks imminent, paving the way for an alternative secular government, post-elections" writes Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury in an article appearing in People's Democracy journal (22-28 April, 2019).
Read the full article below:

Modi's Desperation Peaks Midway

Thursday, February 7, 2019

#PeoplesBrigade: Over 1 million people attended a communist rally in Kolkata

Spectacular images came from India's Kolkata a few days ago, when over 1 million people gathered in the so-called "People's Brigade" rally. 

The rally, which took place on February 3, was organized by the Left Front, a political alliance led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

The upcoming elections and the need for collective people's struggle against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was the major issue addressed by the speakers. Among those who addressed the huge crowd was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, who sharply criticized the Modi government. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

All India General Strike: Workers to protest NDA government policies on January 8-9

A nationwide national strike throughout India has been scheduled on 8-9 January 2019, against the neoliberal, anti-worker policies of the BJP-led NDA government of Narendra Modi. The strike is organized by 10 Central Trade Unions (CTUs) and a number of independent worker's federations. 

“In order to serve the interests of the multinational companies with Indian corporate, the present government is pursuing blatantly anti-people, anti-workers and anti-national policies at the cost of severely damaging the national economy and destroying its indigenous productive and manufacturing capabilities. Such a regime must be defeated squarely to force the pro-people changes in policies on all fronts,” the CTUs said in statement.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Kisan-Mazdoor: Enormous rally by farmers, agricultural workers held in Delhi (Photos)

A huge river of red flags covered the roads of India's capital city as hundreds of thousands agricultural workers and farmers rallied today in Delhi. 

The known as "Kisan-Mazdoor Rally" consists an expression of mounting opposition to the government's neoliberal policies by the distressed peasantry seeking land rights, pensions, food security, remunerative prices, loan waivers and other demands.

Friday, March 9, 2018

KKE strongly condemns the murderous attacks against communists in Tripura, India

It's strong and decisive condemnation of the murderous fascist attacks against communists in India's northeastern state of Tripura expresses the Communist Party of Greece. More specifically, the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE writes in a statement:

"The KKE supports the struggle of Indian communists who denounced that, under Prime Minister Modi's BJP governmental party, an orgy of fraud was evolved resulting in the control of the local government of Tripura state in the recent elections, while after the votes' counting on March 3, organized attacks against communists took place, having as a result so far: 514 injuries, attacks in 1,539 houses, damages in 134 and seizure of 208 Party offices, damages in dozens offices of popular movement. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Three years of Narendra Modi's government: The devastating situation of women in India

Three years of Modi Raj. How has it been for the women of this country? 
In one word: devastating. Budget spending on women related programs has been cut, employment opportunities for women are nowhere in sight, unbridled violence against women continues and on top of everything, we have scores of RSS-inspired leaders who are openly preaching a return to medieval times with women locked inside domestic walls, wearing “proper” clothes and behaving respectfully towards men. 
No surprise that the promise of passing the Women’s Reservation Bill is not even on the govt.’s agenda.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Communist Parties in India react on the electoral victory of BJP in Uttar Pradesh

The two major communist parties in India - the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M)- have issued statements regarding the victory of the right-wing BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), the governmental party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh last week. 

The statements of the communist parties are the following:


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement: