CPI(ML) Red Star calls for outright rejection of the bills steam-rolled through parliament! Oppose corporatization of agriculture; Support the 25th September Bharat Bandh! Solidarity with the 13rd September all India Protest Day called by the Trade Unions!
The steam-rolling of the two farm bills, viz., Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, and the Essential Commodities Amendment Bill by Modi government in violation of all parliamentary rules and procedures is the biggest assault on the Indian peasantry. It brings the entire agriculture under the firm control of corporate agribusiness, corporate retailers and corporate export houses and MNCs, sabotaging the State governments’ Federal rights enshrined in the Constitution and subjecting the vast majority of peasants to hitherto unknown levels of agricultural corporatization. The Amendment brought to 1955 Essential Commodities Act has made unfettered hoarding, black-marketing and artificial scarcity of most essential items of peoples’ sustenance such as food grains, pulses, oil seeds edible oil, onion and vegetables, destroying completely replacing whatever remnants were left of the food security in the country.
Together with these unparalleled neoliberal-neocolonial offensives, the three Labour Codes Bill passed by Lok Sabha on September 22, pertaining to amendments in Social Security, Industrial Relations and Occupational Safety will bring the working class of India under corporate control which will be more horrific than colonial-era conditions. Coupled with the already initiated corporate offensive such as disinvestment of remaining PSUs, free entry and exit of corporate MNCs and majority FDI even strategic sectors are intended to bring even the remaining organised workforce at par with around more than 95 percent of the Indian proletariat working in the informal sectors like bonded labourers.
Through these strategic moves, Modi regime has once again proving that it has become a model for the super-imposition of corporate neo-fascism reducing the parliament to a mere edifice.
CPI(ML) Red Star
12 September 2020