Left Parties National Convention on 20th September, 2019
ALL INDIA PROTEST AGAINST DEEPENING ECONOMIC CRISIS & GROWING PEOPLE'S MISERIES.
Organised by CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML), AIFB, RSP.
It was addressed by Com. D. Raja, General Secretary, CPI, Com. Sitaram Yechuri, General Secretary, CPI (M), Com. Deepankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary, CPI(ML), Com. G. Devrajan, Secretary AIFB, Com. Pradeep Bhattacharya, Ex. M.P. RSP.
This Convention gave call to all units of left parties organise protest activities all over India from 10th October to 16th October to demand.
Increased public investment to generate employment. Until then the central government must provide unemployment allowance to the youth.
Ensure a minimum wage of Rs. 18,000 per month.
The government must ensure the provision of monthly living wages for the large number of workers who have been terminated.
Stop privatization of the Public Sector. Withdraw 100% FDI in defence and coal sectors. Halt the large scale privatization of BSNL, ordnance factories, Indian Railways, Air India etc.
Allocations for MGNREGA must be enhanced to ensure the payment of past dues and for providing a minimum of 200 days of work at the designated minimum wage.
A one-time loan waiver to the farmers to meet agrarian distress, stem growing farmers suicides and announcement and implementation of the minimum support price one and half times higher than the input costs.
Raise minimum monthly old age/widow pension to Rs. 3000.
It was presided by Com. Pallab Sen Gupta, Secretary, National Council, CPI, Com. Hanan Mulla, Politburo Member, CPI (M), Com. Kavita Krishnan, Politburo Member, CPI (ML), Com. Dharmendra K Verma, AIFB and others.