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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in New Delhi

Press Communiqué



The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in New
Delhi on March 21-22, 2015. It has issued the following statement:



Damage to Crops



The Central Committee expressed its deep concern at the wide-scale and heavy
damage to crops in North India due to unseasonal rains. These rains have
damaged the Rabi crop and aggravated the distress of farmers. This will lead
to a further shortfall in food production. The Central Committee demanded
that the Central Committee and the concerned state governments take
immediate steps to provide sufficient compensation and relief to the
affected farmers.



Stop Land Ordinance



The Central Committee extended its full support to the ongoing struggle
against the land acquisition ordinance which is sought to be passed into law
in parliament. This anti-farmer piece of legislation must be stopped. The
CPI(M) will fully support and participate in the anti-land acquisition
agitation being conducted by the Joint Forum.



Denationalisation of Coal Industry



The Central Committee sharply criticized the passage of the Coal Mines
(Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 in parliament. The Modi Government was able
to push through the Bill in the Rajya Sabha due to the support extended to
it by the AIADMK, BJD, TMC, SP, BSP and some other parties. This Act opens
the way for the entry of private sector in coal mining and denationalization
of the industry. The Central Committee deplored the stand adopted by these
regional parties who have compromised the interests of the people for some
other considerations.



The struggle to prevent the privatization of the coal industry should be
carried on by the united working class movement.



Hashimpura



The acquittal by a Delhi Court of all the 16 accused in the Hashimpura
(Meerut) massacre case in which 42 people were killed has angered those who
had wanted to see that justice is done in this police atrocity. The
acquittal due to insufficient evidence highlights the callous manner in
which the prosecution of those guilty for communal killings are being
conducted.



The Central Committee demands that the verdict be appealed and the case
strongly pursued in the higher court.



Swine Flue Deaths



The Central Committee expressed serious concern at the widespread outbreak
of swine flue across the country. Nearly 2000 people have died due to the
disease and thousands of others have fallen ill. The public health care
system has failed miserably in dealing with the outbreak of the disease. The
Central Government has not shown sufficient seriousness in coordinating the
efforts to tackle the disease and extending support to the states.



The Central Government has cut the health outlay in the Union Budget which
will only worsen the public health system. The Central Committee demands
adequate funds to be deployed for the public health care system and urgent
steps to tackle swine flue on a war footing.



Party Congress Preparations



The Central Committee discussed and adopted the Political-Organisational
Report to be presented to the 21st Congress of the party to be held in
Vishakapatanam from April 14 to 19, 2015. The Political-Organisational
Report deals with the three years work of the party since the last Party
Congress.

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