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The National Executive of the Communist Party of India met in Hyderabad on 7th and 8th December 2019. The meeting was presided over by Com. Chada Venkat Reddy, Secretary, CPI Telangana State Council. The NE paid its homage to com. Gurudas Dasgupta, Com. C Rahavachari and others.


The NE voiced its serious concern about the rapidly deteriorating economic situation hardship faced by common people. Government has failed to address this problem and half hearted, pro-corporate solutions undertaken have failed to retrieve economy. On this background party has decided to observe one week of protest and demonstration from 1st January to 7th January to oppose the economic policies of Modi Government and support the general strike. The Party supports and appeals to all sections of the society to support the proposed workers strike on 8th January called by all trade unions as workers are demanding pro worker, people policies. Farmers’ organizations have decided to observe Gramin Bandh on that day to highlight crisis in Agrarian sector and farmers’ distress.


Party also expresses grave concern about under mining of “Fiscal federalism as many states are rightfully demanding states share of GST which is with held by Government.


The present Government failed to retrieve economy in resorting to raise emotional issues like NRC for whole nation, and citizen amendment Bill (CAB) this it is deliberate attempt to undermine, the values of Indian Freedom Movement incorporated in our constitution by trying to link citizenship with religion, attacking secular credentials of our country. We oppose both NRC (Nationwide) and CAB.


Women safety is of utmost importance to the society and recent cases of rape and murder of women are causing rightful indignation amongst all sections of people and rapid and prompt action is demanded from government and administration. Judicial delay in dispersal of cases has further agitated the people, hence improvement in Judicial procedure for speedy justice in the need of the hour. However police or law enforcing authorities should not take law into their hands as no civilized society should support or encourage “ENCOUNTER KILLINGS”. Hence we demand a proper enquiry in all cases of encounter.


It has been decided to observe January 3rd, 2020 as day for women safety and empowerment, which happens to be the birth day of great social reformer Savitribai Phule, who championed the cause of women education and emancipation.

D. RAJA, Ex. MP (RS)

General Secretary, CPI.


Resolutions


Communist Party of India

National Executive Meeting on December 7 and 8, 2019, At Makhdoom Bhawan, Hyderabad


CPI Extends Support to Working Class Action of National General Strike on 8th January


The National Executive of CPI in its meeting held on 7th – 8th December 2019, at Hyderabad extends support and solidarity to the initiative of Central Trade unions and independent sectoral federations/ associations to organize one day national General strike on 8th January 2020 against anti-worker, anti people, anti national policies of Modi Government and to press for their 12 point charter of demands. Among their demands roll back of prices of essential commodities, universalization of public distribution system, pension to all, roll back of new pension scheme and restoration of old pension scheme, withdrawal of 100 percent FDI in core sectors of our economy and to disinvestment and privatization of public sector and Government sector enterprises, immediate halt and withdrawal of pro-employer anti worker labour law changes, and codification to address severe job losses and unemployment situation and for the policies and steps to generate new employment etc.


The CPI appreciates that Kisan and agricultural workers organizations have also come forward and in united move on their demands and solidarity with workers strike, they would observe rural bandh in the country on 8th January 2020 as convergence action.


National executive calls upon the party units all over the country to organize protests against the economic policies pursued by Modi government and to organize solidarity action in support of the general strike in the first week of January 2020. State Councils are asked to organize the campaign to expose the failure of Modi government and make the strike a big success.


RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF GRAMIN BHARAT BANDH


The agrarian distress has reached to an alarming situation. The production and productivity are adversely affected and it can be taken as opening gate for mindless import of agri products. The growing input cost and non availability of MSP for more than 85% produce of the farmers, situation compelled to thousands of farmers to commit suicide.


In this background the rural India is trying to stand up against the ruinous economic and agricultural policies of BJP led Central Government. The BJP Government had bilateral agreements primarily in agricultural products and finished products dairy horticulture products and eatable in for products may entre from 16 countries who are within the frame work of ASEAN and six nations. This whole exercise was carved out between 16 countries under the umbrella of RCEP was opposed by the All India Kisan Sngharsh coordination committee (AIKSCC) belonging to more than 200 farmers organizations which includes left national Kisan organizations gave a nationwide protest call on 4th November, 2019; which mobilized the farmers in big numbers at all major districts at various levels were organized.


The AIKSCC organized a National convention on 29-30 November 2019, at Mavlankar Hall Delhi consisting more than 140 Kisan organizations, around thousand leaders called RURAL INDIA BANDH on 8th January 2020.


The farmers will stop sending their horticulture, vegetable; milk etc produces to cities and urban areas. Road Block public meeting and torch light procession will be organized by rural people consisting small, poor, marginal farmers, agricultural workers, rural artisans and other social groups.


The CPI calls upon its units to extend all possible help and support the Gramin Bharat Bandh by rural people. The CPI further appeals to the youth, students, women and other groups and people of country in general to support this move.


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