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Resolutions of the CC of CPI (ML) Red Star

05 July 2016
1. Observe 41st Anniversary of Emergency Declaration as Anti Fascist Day : If the declaration of internal emergency by the Indira Gandhi govt. on 26thJune in 1975 was the first instance of autocratization of state forces on a countrywide level, the advent of ultra rightist Modi government with the RSS as its backbone is resorting to fascist measures to spread intolerance and saffronization in all fields. The Central Committee of the CPI(ML) Red Star which met from 10th to 12th June at Kolkata calls on all Party committees to observe the anniversary of emergency declaration as anti fascist day.

2. Observe 9th August to 15th August as Anti Imperialist Week : The Central Committee of the CPI(ML) Red Star calls for observing the anniversary of 1942 Quit India Day with the slogan: Confiscate foreign companies and foreign capital , and to observe 9th August to 15th August as Anti Imperialist Week.

3. Build up Countrywide Struggles against Modi Regime: As the ultra rightist Modi government is entering the third year of its rule, the much publicized hype on Make in India, Skill India, Swatch Bharat, Beti Bachao - Beti Padhao etc is fast loosing its steam. On the one hand, while offering big-bang reforms to MNCs and Corporate tycoons throughout his swing across the world, on the other Modi is transferring their burden to the shoulders of the common people using both budgetary and executive steps. Even after the adoption of a new base year for calculating the various economic indices solely with view of inflating GDP, industrial and agricultural production, trade etc, the latest April 2016 official data on industry, agriculture and export still exhibit negative growth.

At the same time, the prices of all necessaries of life including food and essential services are galloping. Instead of transferring the benefits from the unprecedented plunge in international crude oil prices to the people of India Modi government has earned around Rs 3 lakh crores during the last two years alone and in the process Ambanis and Essars have enriched further

As exemplified in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, who is charge sheeted by the Enforcement Agency in relation to Panama Papers as the chief guest at the Second Anniversary celebrations of the regime, the Mallya episode etc Modi’s anti-corruption stance has been exposed as mere eye wash. Meanwhile, the unprecedented draught directly rising from corporate plunder of nature has ravaged agriculture and people’s sustenance throughout the country. Unemployment and under employment have become rampant.

Consequently the life of the workers, peasants, vast sections of the oppressed and toiling masses is increasingly becoming horrific. While billions worth of tax exemptions are granted to corporate financiers and as corporate debts to banks are written off, even the dwindling subsidies and social spending are further pruned off. The Central Committee appeals to workers, peasants and all oppressed in the country to rise up in struggles against this anti-people, corrupt and communal regime and to strive for a people’s alternative to it.

4. Intensify struggles of the working class: The meeting of the Central Committee of the CPI(ML) Red Star held at Kolkata from 10th to 12th June notes with great concern the attacks of the Modi government on the working class. Old established laws like the Factories Act, Industrial Disputes Act and the Contract Labour Act are being amended by the various governments in the states ruled by BJP to remove the already meagre protections afforded by these Acts from the majority of the workers. In this situation, the workers are struggling against these attacks and against the effects of the neo-liberal policies of the government. The Central Committee calls upon all workers and oppressed masses to support and rally with these struggles. It also calls upon all workers to support and make successful the Protest Day program for 9th August as well as the General Strike called on 2nd September, 2016, against the changes in the labour laws and similar demands. It pledges to fight along with the working class during all these struggles.

5. Resist and Defeat Increasing Attacks on the Peasantry: The Central Committee of the CPI(ML) Red Star expresses deep concern over the miserable plight of the vast masses of people as a whole and of the peasantry and the agricultural workers in particular. This miserable plight of the peasants manifests in many ways like peasants’ suicides, lack of remunerative prices for their products, heavy indebtedness, increasing landlessness etc. This situation emphatically contradicts the campaign of “Achche Din” of Modi government. It is the inevitable result of neo-liberal policies dictated by imperialism and implemented by the central and state governments. The Central Committee urges the peasants and other sections for a countrywide militant struggle which is the only course open before them. 

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.