Com. Charan Singh Virdi, Secretary, Punjab State Committee, CPI(M) has issued the following statement to the press here today :
The State Committee of Communist Party Of India ( Marxist ) met here in State Headquarters of the party from August 12-14, 2014 presided over by Comrade Ranvir Singh virk.
Comrades S. R. Pillai , Polit Bureau Member and Nilotpal Basu , Central Secretariat Member made report on International and National situation and other decisions of the Central Committee.
The State Committee reviewing the political situation in the state has concluded that the Akali-BJP coalition government of Shri Parkash Singh Badal is continuing on its anti people path with added cruelty . It has got passed the draconian bill – named “ The Punjab prevention of damage to public and private property bill -2014 “, which scuttles the fundamental rights guaranteed to the people in Article 19 of our constitution. Its budget for the year 2014-15 is totally adhoc , non developmental and anti people.
Shiromani Akali Dal ( Badal ) has precipitated the issue of formation of separate Gurdwara Committee in Haryana to divert and digress the attention of the people from misdeeds and and anti people policies of the Akali-BJP government in the state. All sections of people are fed up with the policies of the government . Government employees, peasants, unemployed youth, trained teachers khet mazdoor , anganwadi workers and transport workers are agitating for settlement of their demands.
The state committee concretised the campaigns and struggles programme of various calls given by the central committee. It has been decided to conduct struggles against FDI in railways, insurance, defence production and against disinvestment of public sector shares. The state committee has also decided to launch a struggle against dilution of labour laws by the Modi led NDA government. The party will take up a political and idealogical campaign against the offensive of the Hindutava forces and all forms of communalism and the efforts to communalise the education system and text books. Party will will make efforts to rally all democratic and secular forces against the Hindutava forces and communalists of all other hues. The party will launch struggles against price rise of essential commodities, demanding universalisation of the PDS ( Public D istribution System ) and curb on futures trading in food items and essential commoditie
The state committee called upon its various units to spare no effort for making the state level joint programme of four left parties against the draconian law passed by the Punjab Assembly and other burning demands of the people. All the units have been directed to hold joint protest demonstrations all over Punjab from 2-5 September, 2014.
The state committee passed a resolution condemning Israel for attack on Gaza in which 1300 innocent people including women and children have died. The committee noted with concern the departure of NDA government from established pro Palestine Indian foreign policy. It appealed to all democratic and peace loving forces to support the Palestinian cause.
The state committee has decided to hold its state conference from 23-25 January, 2015 in run up to the All India 21st Party Congress being held at Visakhapatnam ( Andhra Pradesh ) in April, 2015.