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hefirst full budget of the ultra-rightist Modi regime that envisages a take off for the Indian economy on a fast growth trajectory with a projected 7.2 percent GDP growth in 2015-16 is an exercise in intensive neoliberal-corporate restructuring. Its hallmark, as expected, is outright privatization and corporatization of strategic sectors of the economy, further corporate tax exemptions and massive cuts in social and welfare spending on the part of government. As the first budget that comes after the abolition of six-and a-half decades old Planning Commission and being prepared under the direct supervision of Aravind Subrahmanyam, the Harvard-returned India's chief economic advisor, the stock markets, corporate media and centres of corporate capital have positively responded to Arun Jaitley's budget speech and, as its manifestation, for the first time the Sensex crossed the 30000-mark on February 28, 2015. No doubt, corporate speculators, both international and Indian have lauded the 2015-16 Indian general budget as "investor-friendly" and "pro-growth".

Corporate-friendly Tax Reforms

Probably, the most striking move in the budget has been the biggest-ever pro- corporate tax deregulation. The Modi government has totally eliminated the "wealth tax," its justification being the fact that the wealthy and the rich systematically "avoid it" and that only a paltry sum of around Rs 1000 crore is collected through it. Now let us see the facts: According to internationally recognized data, India is home to eleventh largest population of "ultra high net worth" (UHNW) individuals, and figures among countries with "very high wealth inequality" with a large number of its population being in absolute poverty. While 95 percent of the population has wealth below $10,000, as a result of the rapidly swelling ranks of the upper middle class and wealthy, the Indian millionaire segment, i.e., "members in the top wealth echelons," is projected to rise by 61 percent in 2019.

As of now, in India, inequality is so large and glaring that the proportion of population having "net worth" or wealth above $100,000 ( Rs. 60,00,000) is just 0.3 percent of the population and in terms of the number of UHNW India's position is 11th largest in the world. This is an effective source of tax revenue for the government. According to a recent (2014) estimate by the Forbes magazine, within the past one year alone, wealth of the leading 100 billionaires in India has gone up from $259 billion to $ 346 billion.

A corollary of the extreme concentration of wealth with the corporate financial elite has been India topping the worldwide list for black money with around $ 2 trillion, more than the country's GDP, being stashed abroad illegally. High-net-worth individuals and corporate chieftains are the primary drivers of illicit flows and according to a 2013 report by Global Financial Integrity, India ranked third in the world for money illegally moved overseas. Rather than taxing these affluent and corporate sections by imposing reasonable tax rates instead of the nominal rate of one percent based on the principles of ability-to-pay and equity, Modi regime has further enriched the very same class of elites with fabulous tax exemptions. While abolishing the wealth tax, the government has instead raised the surcharge on taxable income exceeding one crore rupees which forms only a tiny minority of the taxpayers. The BJP government has also brought about an across the board cut in general corporate taxes under a five-year plan from 30 to 25 percent.

At a time when the number of Indian billionaires is increasing at an alarming rate, with the proposed corporate tax exemptions, taxation as a percentage of national income in India is becoming one of the lowest in the world. Even with the existing 30 percent corporate tax, on account of a number of exemptions and loopholes the effective corporate tax rate in India is around 16 percent. However, on an average, corporate tax rates in Europe are now around 38 percent, while the same is above 40 percent in Scandinavian countries where remnants of welfare state still prevail; it is 30 percent in Russia and 27 percent in the US.

The declining trend of tax-GDP ratio in India has been a continuous process under neoliberal policies which declined from around 14 percent in 1991 to almost 11 percent in 2004. After ten years of Manmohanomics and following two Modi budgets, the tax-GDP ratio is now reduced to around 9 percent. As per Statement of Revenue Foregone (see, Annexure 12 to the Receipts Budget) appended to every budget, during 2004-2014 under the UPA government, the corporate sections had got tax exemptions worth Rs. 35 lakh crores! But the Modi government, true to its ultra-rightist character, has altogether stopped the practice of adding such an annexure as part of the budget document. Meanwhile, BJP government's corporate tax exemptions in the 2014-15 budget amounted to Rs. 5.5 lakh crores which rose to Rs. 5.9 lakh crore in the 2015-16 budget. Along with this, it has also decided to write off the huge tax arrears worth lakhs of crores of rupees due from MNCs like IBM, Microsoft, Vodafone and so on. And the government is taking a pro-corporate approach to several tax evasion litigations now running in various courts. A best example pertains to government decision to freeze the more than 10000 crore tax evasion case against Vodafone. To further, appease the corporate tax evaders, the Modi government has also decided to postpone the implementation of the much trumpeted General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) passed by parliament under public pressure.

While thus reducing the taxes on the wealthy and corporate elites on the one hand, the budget has taken keen interest to raise the tax burden on the poor and marginalized common people by proposing an indirect tax collection worth Rs. 23000 crores during the financial year 2015-16, on the other. Apart from increasing several excise duties, most important being that on petrol and diesel, sales taxes and other duties, the strategic decision to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is in response to the longstanding corporate demand for a pan-Indian integrated commodity market which, according to the budget, will perform "a transformative role in the way our economy functions."

Unprecedented Cut in Subsidies

Under instructions from the Fund-Bank combine and as per the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget management (FRBM) Act passed by the UPA regime that requires the government to maintain the fiscal deficit-to-GDP ratio at pre-determined levels, the BJP government has slashed social spending and welfare spending in many areas. Through a series of Direct Transfer Payments Schemes (DTPS) and under the catchword Jandhan-Aadhar-Mobile (JAM) by which subsidies will be handed over to the recipients' bank accounts in cash rather than in kind, Jaitely has succeeded in achieving an across-the-board 20 percent reduction in the budget allocations for food, health care, rural development, education, women's development, etc. For instance, the BJP leadership which was claiming that its government would bring 60 percent of the Indian people under the food security system has now reduced that target to 40 percent in the guise of implementing the so called Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), a euphemism for pushing crores of the poor and the marginalized out of the subsidy scheme altogether. Compared to the previous budget, this budget has brought about a cut in food subsidies by 13.7 percent.

This ruthless cutting of public expenditures in social sectors in the guise of achieving a fiscal deficit target of 3.9 percent in 2015-16 compared to 4.1 percent in 2014-15 and finally to 3 percent in 2017-18, is as per the renewed undertaking with the Fund-bank combine. As a result, along with the slashing of food subsidies, allocation to health which was Rs. 35000 crore in 2014-15 is being reduced to Rs. 30000 crore in this budget. In particular, expenditures on the weaker and marginalized sections that need special protection are mercilessly cut. Modi government has thrown to the winds the accepted norms that budget outlays on weaker sections should be in accordance with their proportion in total population.

For example, tribal allocation is being reduced from Rs. 82904 crore in 2014-15 to Rs. 50829 crore in 2015-16. For Child Development Scheme, the same has been reduced from Rs. 16000 crore to Rs. 8000 crore. Obviously, these massive cuts in social spending is the direct result of the absolute reduction in plan allocation from 5.8 lakh crore in 2014-15 to Rs. 4.6 lakh crore in 2015-16. Underlying these moves is a class attack on the toiling masses as subsidies though not sufficient enough are still a vital lifeline for the vast majority of the pauperized Indians. At the same time, the basic orientation of the budget is to shore up the support of growing middle classes by pampering to their consumer interests through repeated talks on high growth rates.

Red Carpet to Corporate "Investors"

As can be judged from post-budget discussions by neoliberal pundits, this much ruthless cut in social expenditures by Modi government is to appease the corporate big businesses and to boost their "animal spirit" of accumulation and some among them have even characterized Modi regime's full budget as a path-breaking one comparable to Manmohan's 1991 budget which completely repudiated the so called Nehruvian state-led development and ushered in the neoliberal regime in India. Thus, as a corollary of the pro-corporate tax policies, and in tune with the high profile "Make In India" initiative aimed at transforming India into a cheap-labour sweat-shop being announced on the eve of Modi's US visit, the budget has envisaged a whole set of so called "pro-growth" and "investor friendly" measures as demanded by both Indian and international corporate businesses.

This is well exemplified in the budget through a new-found definition of the state as a corporate facilitator with the announcement of a public spending worth around Rs. 42000 crore on infrastructures in the 2015-16 fiscal year. The corporate media has wholeheartedly welcomed this government investment which is almost 25 percent higher than that in 2014-15. As is obvious, this fund directly flows into corporate coffers as this money shall form government's contribution to the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) projects proposed for the development of infrastructure and social overheads.

Along with the abolition/amendment of all existing labour and environmental regulations already taken up as integral part of the Make in India campaign facilitating unhindered plunder of workers and nature, the 2015-16 budget has offered tax-free infrastructure bonds for road, rail, port and irrigation projects. Further, the rules governing PPPs are being changed so that investors will be relieved of much of the financial risk. As part of this, the budget has proposed the setting up of a new National Investment and Infrastructure Fund with an investment of Rs.12000 crore per year to kick-start PPPs, thereby ensuring that most of the initial investment and risk are assumed by the state and not by corporate partners. An inalienable component of this unprecedented corporatization/privatization drive in the budget is the highest-ever 'strategic disinvestment' of public sector units (PSUs) for mobilizing Rs. 69500 crore, and the disinvestment target is likely to go up in the coming years. This is in addition to the already announced and not completed selling off PSUs in the previous budgets. As government's tax revenue is rapidly declining due to liberalization of the tax regime, though disinvestment is justified in the name of reducing fiscal deficit, its political objective is dismantling public sector through transfer of ownership to corporate businesses.

The BJP government's big-brotherly attitude to neighbouring countries including its strategic alliance with the US as its junior partner is fully reflected in the budget through almost 8 percent hike in military spending over the previous budget. In the guise of expansion and modernization of the armed forces, a major part of this outlay goes to arms dealers and armaments, especially US, companies and often has been a source of corruption and scandals. While Modi regime is drastically cutting social expenditures for 'lack of funds', it has no hesitation to raise military spending to Rs. 246727 crore from previous year's allocation of Rs. 229000. Compared with 2010-11 budget estimates, military expenditures in 2015-16 fiscal depict more than 65 percent increase.

Another notable aspect of the Jaitely budget is its announcement on removing the line of demarcation between FII (Foreign Institutional Investors) and FDI (Foreign Direct investment), the latter often being assumed as industrial in character. Some clarification is needed here. The large scale inflows of speculative finance capital in to Afro-Asian-Latin American neocolonial countries has been an ever-growing phenomenon since the onset of global stagflation in the seventies and beginning of neo-liberalism in the eighties.

Irrespective of whether FDI or FII, these financial capital inflows have been directed to buy up precious land, natural and mineral resources, scarce raw materials, factories, infrastructure overheads, stocks, disinvested PSUs, at throwaway prices. That is whether FDI or FII, this predatory plunder by finance capital has led to unprecedented deindustrialization, de-peasantization, displacement, unemployment, corruption and sky-rocketing prices of essentials in neocolonial countries. Except a brief interval associated with the "sub-prime crisis" and global meltdown that witnessed a temporary withdrawal of speculative funds from global capital markets, financial capital flows have displayed an increasing trend. But the characterization of FDI as productive or industrial and FII as speculative was far from true. Several empirical investigations including those done by UNCTAD in recent years have amply proved the futility of putting FDI and FII in watertight compartments as both are inherently speculative and are in search of short term capital gains.

Therefore elimination of the distinction between FII and FDI is not at all a new thing. But in doing so, the ingenious agenda behind such a move in the budget by Jaitely is important. Till now a number of tax exemptions and special privileges granted to FDI which is projected as industrial or productive are denied to FII which forms the lion's share of financial flows to India today. Now the Modi regime under pressure from imperialist centres, and for laying red carpet to international corporate capitalist of all hues has decided to extend the same privileges and "pro-investor" concessions applicable for FDI to FII also. Such sweeping investor-friendly tax holidays and other exemptions announced in the budget for foreign speculators will unleash unhindered corporatization and financialisation with little positive contribution to production and employment.
Thefive days long Tenth Congress of the CPI(ML) Red Star, from 26th February to 2nd March, successfully concluded at Charu Majumdar Hall (Gandhi Bhavan), Lucknow, with the election of a 30 member Central Committee and three member Control Commission. The Central Committee re-elected com. KN Ramachandran as the general secretary.

In continuation of the merger of CPI(ML) Red Flag of West Bengal, the Marxist Leninist Committee of Andhra Pradesh (MLC-AP), the CPI(ML) Krantikari Group of UP and Rashtravadi Communist Party active around Lucknow merged with the party. The Congress decided to continue the efforts for unity of all genuine communist revolutionaries and to build a powerful all India party to lead the people's struggles. The Congress adopted the Path of Revolution document which calls for mobilizing the working class and all oppressed sections for a countrywide mass uprising to capture the political power. Parliamentary struggles shall be developed complementary to it.

The presence of ML parties of Germany, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and message of greetings from 15 more constituents of International Coordination of the Communist Parties (ICOR) underlined the importance of building solidarity movements in support of all struggles at international level against imperialism, mainly US imperialism, and its lackeys. It extended support to the Kurdish people fighting against US and the Islamic State (IS) terrorists.

The Tenth Congress decided to develop Revolutionary Left and Democratic platform against the onslaughts of Modi government uniting like-minded forces based on a minimum program. Including the NSM (Gujarat), NJLM of Jharkhand, MLRO, MCPI(U), NDPI who addressed the fraternal session or sent messages to the Congress supporting the need for such an all India forum as people's alternative.

On 26th evening the book, "Imperialism in the Neo-Colonial Phase" by PJ James was released as a part of intensifying the theoretical offensive to develop the program of revolution. It was followed bySeminar on "Communist Unity and on building left and Democratic Platform" attended by leaders of fraternal organizations.

On 28th February Seminar on "Proletarian Internationalism and Significance of the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR)" was addressed by fraternal parties from abroad. On 1st March Seminar on "Crisis of the Himalayas and the Terai in the context of Climate Change caused by Corporate Development Paradigm" was addressed by Dr. PJ James, Dr. Anil Sadgopal, Soumya Dutta and Arunab from movement against Teesta project.

The Party Congress attended by 220 delegates and observers from 16 states successfully concluded on 2nd March evening with the lowering of the Red Flag and singing of International. The Congress adopted resolutions calling for rejecting the anti-people budget and the make in India slogan of Modi government, opposing the Land Acquisition Act, the Modi-Obama agreement for nuclear plants, and opening all fields including education for foreign investments. It called for intensifying countrywide movement against the reactionary neo-liberal policies and the rampant communalization promoted by the Modi govt.

Observe April 22, CPI (ML) Formation Day

TheCentral Committee meeting of the CPI (ML) Red Star has called on all party committees to observe April 22, CPI (ML) Formation Day with the slogan: 'Defeat revisionism, defeat anarchism, build unified revolutionary communist party in India.' At a time when the activities of the revisionists and anarchists of all hues are further disintegrating the movement, this call is very significant. Refusing to take lessons form ideological struggle in the 1960s even some organizations who call themselves Marxist-Leninists are joining hands with the revisionist camp led by the CPI (M). Forgetting the havoc created by the left adventurist line which disintegrated the CPI (ML) in its beginning years, some others are refusing to draw a line of demarcation with the anarchist trend. At the same time with the advent to power of ultra rightist BJP government to power it is crystal clear that without unified revolutionary Communist party at the helm, the people's movement against the ruling system in the country cannot be led forward. Taking all these aspects in to consideration the importance of observing the Party Day with this slogan is very significant.

A glance through the history of the movement shows that by 1950s the international communist movement had scored significant victories. It looked like the socialist forces were capable of defeating the imperialist camp led by the US. It was at this time the revisionist forces had usurped power in Soviet Union. Refusing to make a concrete analysis of the post - Second World War world situation when the US led imperialists had transformed their colonial forms of plunder to neo-colonial forms, they called for peaceful competition and co-existence with imperialism, and advocated peaceful transition to socialism abandoning the path of class struggle. Instead of struggling against neocolonialism, they became its apologists. All those communist parties around the world, who followed this line, including the CPI leadership in India, soon degenerated to social democratic positions and embraced the path of parliamentary cretinism.

The struggle against this line of class compromise led to split in the CPI and to the formation of CPI (M) in 1964. But its leadership refused to settle accounts with the Soviet revisionist line and to take the path of leading the toiling masses to completion of the tasks of People's Democratic Revolution, overthrowing the Indian state of comprador bureaucratic bourgeois-big landlord classes serving imperialism. By the time of the 1967 general elections they started degenerating to the line of parliamentary cretinism and reformism. It was the bitter struggle against the revisionist line of CPI and CPI (M) by the Communist Revolutionaries which led to Naxalbari Uprising, which soon spread to all India level, paving the way for formation of CPI (ML) in 1969, bringing back revolution to the agenda of the communist movement. Though the left adventurist line soon dominated the movement leading to its disintegration, it is the communist revolutionaries who kept the spark of revolution alive leading to present efforts for unity.

In the present juncture, when the revisionists and anarchists of all hues are weakening and there is urgent need for building an alternative to the ruling system uniting the struggling left and democratic forces, it is possible only if the communist revolutionaries are united in to a unified revolutionary communist party based on the ideological political line conforming to present concrete conditions. The successful holding of the Tenth Congress of the CPI(ML) Red Star and the unity of many revolutionary groups during this process have paved the way for further advances along this path. Let us observe the Party Formation Day with the determination to carry forward this historic task
Central Committee of Iran's Ranjbaran Party

InFebruary 2015 we were happily informed that your glorious party will recall its tenth congress. Consignment of the main documents about the decision of congress demonstrated to us that your party leadership has done a valuable effort for preparation of congress and exposing the party members to important domestic and world issues, including ideological, political, organizational and work style and in this manner, after successful completion of this congress, your party with a more clear vision and determination will step forward to serve and advance the workers and toilers revolution in India and the world.

Although, there was little opportunity in your congressional scrutiny of documents, yet we have some considerations that we like to inform the participants of the congress.

1. Two months ago we were informed that the two Communist Parties (Red Star and Red Flag) in India united. We congratulate you and the whole global communist movement for this great victory. we realize that as the result of outbreak of modern and Three World revisionism, the biggest division and theoretical and organizational dispersion occurred and therefore, witnessed the weakness against neo- liberalism, globalization of capital, the imperialist invasion of the world for the imprisonment of the global workers and toilers, the plunder of resources of these countries and exacerbate poverty over more than 80% of the people in the world over. The victory of the communist leadership to strengthen ideological - political - organizational - work style and correct leadership by ending the division within communist movement in India should be promoted world wide as a positive example and in this path, including Iran, we must act urgently since we suffer greatly from communists 'division and the fascist Islamic religious regime.

2. The communists weakness and weakness of the labor movement along with the grass roots organizations' inability for mobilization in the world and first and foremost fundamentally in practice, not because of the lack of understanding the imperialists neocolonial policy but, as we have noted, it has been the lack of faith in the prospect of socialism and the lack of achievements in firm opposition to varieties of right and left revisionism, especially the realization of victorious revolution with firm handling the teachings of scientific communism, articulated by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Mao and getting caught in Petite-bourgeois way of thinking in theories and deviations from it and reformism in practice.

3. Since the correct policy without material backing cannot succeed, it is therefore important that in your review in this document, the level of issuance of imperialist monopoly capital and their role in production and exchange whether in the world but, especially in India against the domestic capital was noted until its situation, importance and its danger in present conditions was cleared. Isn't it true that the imperialist constraint in monetary policy and printing fiat money and showing the depth of corruptions of the imperialist economy and act barbarism is a sign of rescuing its policy at any price and inability to escape from this crisis and therefore, resorting to military to maintain its position of dominance?

4. Our hope as a small organization which intends to learn from all communist comrades of all countries, is that with your collective affords after the end of your congress, we be able to find these uncertainties from legislations passed by congress.

Once again, we aspire your victory in representation of correct ideological - political and organizational line. n

Partido Proletario del Peru

Onbehalf of the Proletarian Party of Peru (Partido Proletario del Peru) I want to express my apologies for not being able to participate in your 10th Congress. Problems of a national character have impeded my coming to your country. However, these insurmountable obstacles beyond our control do not impede in any manner our unity with you in your victorious 10th National Congress.

The members of the Proletarian Party of Peru, with all their hearts, send their revolutionary salutes to all the participants and delegates present in this great event. We hope that your 10th Congress will arrive at important decisions in your struggle against the old bourgeois state and the ruling classes. We trust that you will take just decisions which will help you to surge ahead in your objective to liberate your people from the raptor claws of capitlaism and imperialism. We hope that you will develop a firm, consistent and revolutionary strategy and tactics.

Long live Proletarian Internationalism !

Long live Socialism !

Long live the 10th Congress !

I. Tuta, Secretary General

Partido Proletario del Peru n

Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)

Firstof all, NCP (Mashal) conveys the best wishes for the success 10th Congress of the CPI (ML).

Both of our parties, NCP (Mashal) and CPIML have very close and fraternal relationship for the last three decades. During this period many changes have taken place in both Nepal and India, in the world politics and international communist movement (ICM) also. However, these changes have not lessened our relationship. Instead of that it has developed and strengthened more and more during last three decades. Our close relationship is based on revolutionary Marxist-Leninist ideology, our common stand against world imperialism and our united efforts to strength ICM. Your support to the democratic and leftist movement of Nepal also is worth mention in this regards. We are convinced of it that in future our fraternal relationship on the basis of revolutionary ideology, political line and united efforts to fight for the cause of revolution would develop and strengthen in higher level.

At present, the world imperialism led by American imperialism seems to have become very powerful and the ICM has become very week and is in defensive position. But all these aspects are temporary and secondary phenomena and in the long run the world socialist revolution is certain to overcome all these obstacles and become victorious.

The world imperialism seems very powerful to look outwardly. But in reality it is becoming very weak because of internal contradictions and economic crisis developing within that in increasing scale. And that is preparing objective condition for world socialist revolution.

But as subjective forces of the revolution are very weak, we are unable to take benefit from the objective revolution condition. In such a background it becomes our responsibility to concentrate our efforts to prepare subjective conditions for the revolution. However this task cannot be fulfilled without building party organization in world scale and exposing or fighting all kinds of revisionism and opportunism of both right and 'left' sectarian.

The political situation of Nepal is very critical at present. As a result of the April Movement 2006, the election of Constitution Assembly (CA) was held and republic system was established by abolishing the monarchy. But the first CA was dissolved without making the democratic constitution and the election of the second CA was held. But second one also has not been able to promulgate the constitution on Jan. 22, the date fixed to declare the constitution.

For the last five years, four years of the first CA and one year of the second one, major parties of the country have been discussing regularly to make the constitution by consent. But they have failed. In the Interim Constitution wish was adopted unanimously by the consent of major political parties including Maoists, UML, Nepali Congress, had agreed that all the major decisions concerned with the formation of the government or writing the constitution would be taken by majority if consensus could not be reached. But now what has made the problem difficult, uncertain or complicated is that some of the major political organization of the opposition, manly UMaoist and the alliance formed under its leadership are vehemently opposing the process of making constitution by majority and are insisting on it that the constitution should be made by consensus only. Five years were wasted in the discussion to make the constitution on the basis of consensus. It is a serious question: what will be the future of the country if there is no consensus to make the constitution and in the same time the process of majority also is not allowed to work?

We are of the opinion that when there is no consensus, the constitution should be made by majority of the house. We have firm idea that the constitution promulgated by the present CA and the republic system built on the basis of that would not be people's ones and those would not solved the basic problems of people and to achieve goals we should have to go throw a prolonged process of revolution. Spite of those limitations the democratic constitution or republic will be progressive in the present historical condition. If the CA fails to make such a constitution, the big question before all people of Nepal is : what will be future of Nepal? The royalists are trying their best to drag country to retrogression or to restore monarchy. The racist or regionalist foresees, unfortunately under the leadership of the UMaoists, are working in a planned way to create a situation of racial and regional conflict or national integration. The foreign powers are conspiring to sabotage the task of making of the constitution and creat a situation of instability or uncertainty so that they can play a full-fledged role to fulfill their reactionary interests. In such a background the making of the democratic constitution has become a question of decisive importance not only to preserve the achievements of 2006 movement, and institutionalize republic, but also for the long-term causes of the revolution also. Whether this task will be completed or not? It will decide the future political course of Nepal-whether country will go ahead or will take the path of retrogression. We are convinced of it that a clear cut opinion of the fraternal parties or organization of the world will help us much to take correct line in the most difficult and critical condition Nepal is at present.

We hope, the 10th Congress of the CPI(ML) will take correct decisions and those contribute much to the causes of the revolution and party building in higher level in India, world communist movement and anti-imperialist movement as a whole.

In the last we again wish the success of the 10th Congress of the CPI(ML).

With revolutionary greetings

M.B. Singh

General Secretary, NCP (Mashal) n

Parti Sosialis Malysia (PSM)

FirstlyI would like to extend our party's revolutionary greetings to all comrades and would like to thank you for your kind invitation for the tenth Congress of your party. My apologies for this late reply.

The Central Committee of the PSM is unable to send any comrades for the Congress as it will coincide with the launching of the Left coalition in Malaysia on 25th February and also that the PSM would be spearheading the Anti-GST campaign which the Malaysian State plan to introduce on the1 April 2015. We are extremely sorry that we cannot spare anyone during this period.

We have read all the document papers attached and found it very useful and it is sad that we could not be able to attend during these debates. We have nevertheless opened the invitation to party members who are free during this period of time to attend this conference. We will continue to notify if any members are able to travel during that period. Meanwhile, we will also make plans to visit at a more suitable time.

We have also decided to submit a solidarity message for the conference.

We Thank you once again and hope for continuous working relationship in the future.

Lal Salam

S.Arutchelvan

Secretary General, PSM n

Central Committee, Communist Party of the Philippines

TheCommunist Party of the Philippines and the revolutionary Filipino people extend their most militant and warmest greetings of solidarity to the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) on the occasion of its 10th Congress.

We very much look forward to the success of your assembly as we also look with optimism to the surge of the people´s struggle in India and all over the world against imperialism and its neoliberal globalization and militarist offensives.

The intensifying crisis of monopoly capitalism has brought to the people untold miseries. Exploited and oppressed peoples, especially the workers, peasants and indigenous peoples, experience massive displacement and dislocation, erosion of their livelihood and economic rights, and brutal violations of their social, civil and political rights, as the neoliberal globalization policies of liberalization, deregulation, privatization and denationalization are implemented to solve the protracted and multiple crises of imperialism.

The United States is asserting its global hegemony not only through its bullying tactics in international trade deals as well as forcing its colonies and neo-colonies to carry the burden of the monopoly capitalism's crisis, but also by its military prowess. The Asia-Pacific region is currently a hotbed of US military redeployment, through its pivot to Asia strategy, as it jockeys for superior position against the emerging economic and political poles in the region.

While India contends with the US and other superpowers outside of the BRICS formation, its policies do not deviate from the neoliberal economics of the imperialists. Similar to other countries, the vast majority of the Indian people are pauperized by the local ruling classes and foreign monopolists whose interests are championed by neoliberalism. Fascism and repression are also on the rise against those who dare to fight. People who are already in the margins such as the poor and the Dalits experience the worst forms of discrimination, exploitation and oppression.

As always, Filipino revolutionaries are further inspired by other struggling people to heighten the national democratic revolution and build socialism. The chronic crisis of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal Philippines is propelling the Filipino people to intensify the struggle and win the revolution, while building and strengthening solidarity with other peoples in the common struggle to decisively defeat imperialism.

We look forward to the resounding success of your Congress. We believe that your various discussions will further strengthen and consolidate your Party in your work to effect revolutionary changes in India.

Furthermore, we look forward to continuing to stand and work beside the revolutionary people of India and of the world in defeating imperialism and working for the bright socialist future.

Long live the CPI(ML) !

Long live the Indian people !

Long live international solidarity ! n

MLCP, North Kurdistan/Turkey

We salutethe 10th Party Congress of the CPI (ML) with warmest revolutionary greetings on behalf of the Marxist Leninist Communist Party that fights for the revolution, freedom and socialism in Turkey and Kurdistan.

We are sending you comradely greetings from the streets, places, working neighbourhoods and working places in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan as well as from the barricades, trenches and fronts in Kobane, Rojava and Shengal. Especially we send you the greetings of our young and women comrades who fighting in the front line against the fascist AKP-Regime in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan and against the fascist gangs in Rojava.

Your Congress is taking place at a time of new imperialist aggressions and attacks of imperialist puppets in many regions of the world, but also at a time of big struggles of the working class and the oppressed people, in the first line the heroic resistance of the peoples of Rojava and Palestine.

For a communist party, a party congress is the highest expression of collective will and socialist democracy. The Congresses of communist parties are important milestones in there developing and on there way to revolution. We hope that the Congress will be a big step forward in your revolutionary fight for building a theoretical offensive and the unity of the communists and revolutionary forces in India, fighting against imperialism and neo-liberal policies.

We wish you success in your struggle for an India without oppression and exploitation being convinced, that your 10th Congress will be an important step forward on the way to revolution and socialism.

Long live the 10th Congress of the CPI (ML) !

Long live proletarian internationalism !

Long live revolution, long live socialism !

MLCP, Turkey/Northern Kurdistan

International Bureau n

Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)

TheCentral Committee of the Communist Party Of South Africa( Marxist-Leninist), conveys to you the fraternal and revolutionary greetings and wishes the 10th Congress of the CPI(ML) great success.

Comrades, we would have loved to participate in this important and historic occasion of your party, the 10th Congress of the CPI(ML), but due to the circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to honour your invitation. But, nevertheless, we hope that this Congress will make the cadres of the CPI(ML), to achieve their strategic goal, that is, to unite the CPI(ML) with the broader masses of India, as well as, to bring together all the revolutionary forces of India to the strong and revolutionary United Front which will be able to crush the imperialism and its running dogs, those which are maintaining the imperialist rule for their benefit at the expense of ruining the lives of the majority, the poor masses.

Comrades and friends, the lasting peace in the whole world lies upon the defeat of imperialism world-wide, such can be done through the strengthening of the revolutionary parties and organizations in all countries and as well as to strengthen and step up the Icor activities in all continents. The international co-ordination of the revolutionary mass-struggles by the Marxist-Leninists is the only way that will be able to weaken the imperialism and its surrogates.

Comrades, it is the task of the Marxist-Leninists to balance the subjective factors with the objective situation in all countries in order to achieve our international goal, that is the creation of peace in our planet is through the development of the mass-struggles that will direct their fight against imperialism.

The instability of the imperialist world system which is caused by the periodical collapse of the capitalist economy and the struggles of the imperialists among themselves for world domination and they are also being frustrated by the mass-struggles which always erupted throughout the world. The factors are the main contributors to the development of antagonistic contradictions among the imperialist countries. For, instance, the strengthening of Shanghai group and NATO on the other hand has witnessed the looming danger of world war.

The war in Syria led by US imperialism is aiming at controlling of oil and all the natural resources as well as the maximum exploitation and oppression of the working class in Middle East by US monopolies in the main. The war in Ukraine has shown the struggle between the imperialist camps, the US and EU against Russian imperialism and each imperialist camp is fighting to take over and control the Ukraine. Africa is also ravaged and torn apart by the imperialist wars and the imperialists are busy setting up their establishments, the Neo-colonialist governments which are suppressing any mass-uprising. In Libya and Mali, the imperialists and their puppets are faced with strong mass resistance. These imperialist forces are always crushing all mass-resistance. The Marxist-Leninist Parties and organizations need to give a strong support to the revolutionary forces in these countries, as it is the case Icor had given practical support at Kobane in Syria and even in other countries.

Comrades and friends, the Marxist-Leninists of every individual country need to work very hard to raise the revolutionary consciousness among the masses in order for them to direct their struggles for the destruction of capitalism, to combat the confusion, that is, the petty-bourgeois mode of thinking made by the reformists and revisionists, in order to derail the liberation of the masses.

Victory to New-Democratic Republic !

Victory to Socialism !

Victory to Communism !

Down with Capitalism !

Long Live CPI(ML) !n

Revolutionary Organisation of Labour, USA

To ComradesKN Ramachandran, Sanjay Singhvi and the Central Committee, CPI (ML) Red Star and to all the delegates to the Tenth Congress

On behalf of the Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA, I greet you on the occasion of your Tenth Congress. We are sorry that we are unable to be with you in Lucknow for this fine proletarian revolutionary event. Please know that we are with you in proletarian internationalist unity and spirit. We await the results of the Congress with revolutionary optimism. This is based on our very positive experience now over a number of years with your vanguard organization and its leaders.

Along with comrade Rose Brown, I had the privilege to attend and enthusiastically participate in your Ninth Party Congress in Bhubaneshwar in November 2011. As we reported in our Newsletter #70 upon our return from that inspiring Congress, "The dedication and hard work of the Indian comrades, the non-sectarian approach to the struggle, the proletarian internationalist spirit, the revolutionary outlook, and the commitment to socialism and communism displayed throughout the CPI (ML) Ninth Party Congress was exemplary."

In your invitation to the Tenth Congress, you observed: "We have reached the realization that the communist movement all over the world has been on the wane since the 1950's and the 60's." We agree. In fact, this is one conclusion that we had already drawn and written about before the end of the 1960's. As I wrote on behalf of Youth for Stalin in April 1968, "Since the death of Stalin, the two main characteristics of the international situation have been (1) the intensification of the contradiction between the oppressed nations and U.S. imperialism; and (2) the development of a policy in most socialist countries of betrayal of the oppressed nations based on the ascendancy of the national bourgeois class in the socialist countries."

In that light we want to share the following: The question of neo-colonialism is certainly involved with the international communist movement's decay, as you point out. Nevertheless, we have a different emphasis. We view the rise to dominance of bourgeois nationalism within the international communist movement, especially, in the countries where communist parties held state power, and the communist movement's opportunist support for bourgeois nationalism (non-alignment, third worldism, etc.) in the oppressed nations still fighting for liberation on the cutting edge of the global struggle against imperialism, headed by U.S. imperialism, as the most profound weakness of this historical period.

Finally, as an outstanding anti-revisionist Bengali communist, the late Moni Guha, taught, "Ours is a world-historic task." In this spirit, we wish the delegates to the Tenth Congress of the CPI (ML) Red Star great success in strengthening our common cause.

Workers of the World and

Oppressed Peoples, Unite !

Long Live Leninism !

With a comradely embrace,

Ray O. Light

General Secretary

Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA n

Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)

Comradelygreetingsto the CC of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)

Respectfully wishing to you Successful on the occasion of the,10th congress which will be held in India on the end of February 2015. under the extremely complicated international circumstances, the imperialist onslaught waged by US imperialism on the Arab region and other global regions.

The central role of your party, stood India, on supporting the liberation movements contributes strongly to address these to leftist and progressive addition to the Palestinian people in the promotion of their struggle for their freedom and their right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent national state on the fourth of June borders and Jerusalem as its capital and the right of return for Palestinian refugees to their homes and properties.

We look forward to the role of the communist party of India, as a freedom fighter and resistor the imperialism/economic and Social policies, your role in building support for the left in general and the Palestinian specially, lefts force there to be To build compatible Front, unite all communists, to confront and struggle, revolutionary change, all forms of imperialist, including Israel's occupation.

We hope to your conference full success, and will be the vanguard of social and political struggle in India.

Again Greetings to you on behalf of the Palestinian people and on behalf of the D.F.L.P and the Central Committee.

Naif Hawatmeh

Secretary General, DFLP n

MMLPL, Morocco

Weare glad in MMLVP to send you our warm revolutionary salutation and our felicitation to your victorious 10the congress of your Indian communist party ML. All the your decisions and results witch you will take during your congress we will consider it as important for world working class struggle not just for India or Asia, and we know you are an active member in ICOR.

Since 2008, under the strongest economic and politic crises, the imperialistic forces tried to destroy the class consciousness with many way, but their principal way is to make working class believing that the main struggle in the world is between civilizations (Christians, Islam, Hindus, Buddhism ...) the strategy of the imperialistic power it's to bring working class to make war between pacific population, and you know that the war resolve partially the imperialism crises.

Our goal as a part of world working class ML is to fight against this sort of petit bourgeois mode of thinking, and to rise up proletarian mode of thinking to win deceives masses to the revolutionary way and socialism and communism.

Our Marxist Leninist proletariat line, struggle in clandestinely against our comprador monarchic system for a democratic socialist republican stat since 1970. We are involved in process of ICOR, and we learn from your party and from all communist ML parties over the world, and in our solidarity we can change our world to a communist world.

All result of your 10th congress will resume your experiences of revolutionary struggle and will be our new source of inspirations. n

Partija Rada (Party of Labour), Yugoslavia

Onthe occasion of the 10th Congress of the CPI(ML) receive our revolutionary greetings!

Since the day we heard about your organization, we followed your work with great interest. Despite the big distance between India and the Balkans, we follow the developments in India, and learn about the Indian revolutionary movement, which is fighting against foreign imperialism and domestic exploiters. We are aware that a successful of peoples revolution in India would be of world importance, and that it could significantly change the situation in the whole labor and communist movement. A revolution in India would strengthen the revolutionary Marxist-Leninist movement of the whole of Asia, a revolution in India would influence the Middle East, where revolutionaries struggle against the reactionary forces and imperialism, especially in Rojava and Palestine.

Our two organizations both have membership in the international organization ICOR, and are ideologically similar - those are the foundations on which we build good and friendly relations. We would like to keep contact with your organization and to further inform ourselves about the situation in India. We wish you much luck and constructive work during your Congress, but also in the everyday struggle which you lead! We wish you all the best in organizing your party and the broader democratic movement.

Long live the CPI (ML) !

Long live the proletariat of India !

Long live the revolution in India ! n

CC of Bolshevik Party of North Kurdistan/Turkey

Weappreciate the invitation to your 10. Congress. We would like to take part in the congress with a delegation but unfortunately we cannot make it on that specific date. We're paying close attention to your valuable work and are trying to support your cause as best as we can by publishing important articles in Turkish and by distributing them in North Kurdistan and Turkey.

Revolutionary greetings, May your Congress be successful !

Long live Marxism Leninism !

Long live Proletarian Internationalism !

Inkilab Zindabad, In India and all over the world !n

All Pakistan Trade Union Federation (APTUF)

Militantgreetings from All Pakistan Trade Union Federation. Thank you so much for the invitation to participate in 10th Congress of the Communist Party of India in Lucknow from 25 February 2 March 2015.

We are sorry to not able to participate in congress but the working class of Pakistan will definately send you the message of solidarity.

Wish you get success in your struggle.

Yasir

Secretary International Affairs n

Rode Morgen, Netherlands

On behalf of the Central Leadership of the GML/Rode Morgen we salute all delegates to the 10th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and wish you suc-cess. We appreciate the invitation you send us, though we are very sorry that none of us is able to attend your 10th Congress. We cherish our good fraternal relations.

More and more people call into question this crisis ridden capitalism. They observe that all technological means are improving while the conditions of life are deteriorating for bil-lions of people.

The current imperialism is increasingly caught in its own contradictions. The abundance of capital flooding around the globe is not invested in production capacity, because the exploited masses are not able to buy the produce.

Therefore the masses are willing to rise up. It is up to the Marxist-Leninist forces of the world to bring the class struggle to a higher stage.

We therefore wish you a fruitful assessment of the situation in the world and in your country in order to make good decisions for many big leaps forward.

Warm, fraternal greetings from Rode Morgen,

Wim van Wijk n

MCPI(U)

I wantedto mark my personal presence on the eve of your All India Party Congress being organised at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, but unable to attend due to organisational engagements and pre-occupations, I, on behalf of Central Committee of MCPI(U) appreciate your party's efforts to unite the revolutionary left parties other than revisionist and ultra-extremist parties and groups of the left. Your endeavour to organise the seminar on "Left-Unity" on 26th of February 2015 also deserves congratulations. I have gone through your document to be placed in the seminar. I feel that serious discussions and deliberations are required before arriving at broad consensus on the subject.

At the present stage, close co-ordination and co-operation among the revolutionary left parties and groups is the need of the hour. With these words, I on behalf of Central Committee of MCPI(U) extend revolutionary greetings and wish your party congress to be successful in all aspects.

Comradely yours,

Com. Kuldip Singh

General Secretary, MCPI(U) n
TheLand Acquisition Bill brought before the parliament by the Modi government is a blatant attack on the peasantry to serve the interests of the corporate forces. If the UPA government had to dilute many provisions of its move for land acquisition under pressure from mounting people's struggles, in spite of ever increasing opposition within and outside the parliament, the Modi government is trying hard to get it passed at any cost. This blatant attack on the peasantry including the agricultural workers and the food security of the country should be resisted and defeated.

It is in this context the Central Committee meeting of the CPI (ML) Red Star has called on all party committees to organize a vigorous campaign from 8th April to 15th April in a decentralized manner wherever possible against this barbarous attack, culminating with marches to central government offices with the slogan: Scrap land Acquisition Bill. When the Modi government is ready to go to any extent to enact this draconian measure, it is our task to join with all like-minded forces and intensify this movement so that this reactionary government will not be able to move forward with it

Observe April 22, CPI (ML) Formation Day

TheCentral Committee meeting of the CPI (ML) Red Star has called on all party committees to observe April 22, CPI (ML) Formation Day with the slogan: 'Defeat revisionism, defeat anarchism, build unified revolutionary communist party in India.' At a time when the activities of the revisionists and anarchists of all hues are further disintegrating the movement, this call is very significant. Refusing to take lessons form ideological struggle in the 1960s even some organizations who call themselves Marxist-Leninists are joining hands with the revisionist camp led by the CPI (M). Forgetting the havoc created by the left adventurist line which disintegrated the CPI (ML) in its beginning years, some others are refusing to draw a line of demarcation with the anarchist trend. At the same time with the advent to power of ultra rightist BJP government to power it is crystal clear that without unified revolutionary Communist party at the helm, the people's movement against the ruling system in the country cannot be led forward. Taking all these aspects in to consideration the importance of observing the Party Day with this slogan is very significant.

A glance through the history of the movement shows that by 1950s the international communist movement had scored significant victories. It looked like the socialist forces were capable of defeating the imperialist camp led by the US. It was at this time the revisionist forces had usurped power in Soviet Union. Refusing to make a concrete analysis of the post - Second World War world situation when the US led imperialists had transformed their colonial forms of plunder to neo-colonial forms, they called for peaceful competition and co-existence with imperialism, and advocated peaceful transition to socialism abandoning the path of class struggle. Instead of struggling against neocolonialism, they became its apologists. All those communist parties around the world, who followed this line, including the CPI leadership in India, soon degenerated to social democratic positions and embraced the path of parliamentary cretinism.

The struggle against this line of class compromise led to split in the CPI and to the formation of CPI (M) in 1964. But its leadership refused to settle accounts with the Soviet revisionist line and to take the path of leading the toiling masses to completion of the tasks of People's Democratic Revolution, overthrowing the Indian state of comprador bureaucratic bourgeois-big landlord classes serving imperialism. By the time of the 1967 general elections they started degenerating to the line of parliamentary cretinism and reformism. It was the bitter struggle against the revisionist line of CPI and CPI (M) by the Communist Revolutionaries which led to Naxalbari Uprising, which soon spread to all India level, paving the way for formation of CPI (ML) in 1969, bringing back revolution to the agenda of the communist movement. Though the left adventurist line soon dominated the movement leading to its disintegration, it is the communist revolutionaries who kept the spark of revolution alive leading to present efforts for unity.

In the present juncture, when the revisionists and anarchists of all hues are weakening and there is urgent need for building an alternative to the ruling system uniting the struggling left and democratic forces, it is possible only if the communist revolutionaries are united in to a unified revolutionary communist party based on the ideological political line conforming to present concrete conditions. The successful holding of the Tenth Congress of the CPI(ML) Red Star and the unity of many revolutionary groups during this process have paved the way for further advances along this path. Let us observe the Party Formation Day with the determination to carry forward this historic task

The Communist movement in India has a history of almost a century after the salvos of October Revolution in Russia brought Marxism-Leninism to the people of India who were engaged in the national liberation struggle against the British colonialists. It is a complex and chequered history.