(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 19, 2009
Central Committee Communiqué
Central Committee of the Communist Party of
ON KERALA PARTY AFFAIRS
THE Central Committee decided that in view of the violations of the organizational principle and discipline by V S Achuthanandan, he should be removed from the Polit Bureau. Achuthanandan is the senior most leader who has made a big contribution to the Party in Kerala. The Central Committee expected VS to fulfill his responsibilities as the chief minister and as a leader of the Party.
The Central Committee examined the report submitted by the Polit Bureau on the SNC Lavalin contract for the renovation and modernisation of three hydroelectric projects in Kerala which were entered into by the UDF government in 1995-96 and which were subsequently implemented by the LDF government. The Central Committee is of the view that Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala state committee and the Electricity minister in the then LDF government between 1996-98 was not involved in any corrupt practice whatsoever. The Central Committee reiterated that the Party will fight the case politically and legally.
The Central Committee authorised the Polit Bureau to take necessary steps to implement the Central Committee decisions. The Kerala state committee should unify the entire Party and go to the people with the political and organisational tasks which have been spelt out in the review of the Lok Sabha elections.
G-8 RESTRICTIONS ON NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
G-8 decision that they will not transfer full Enrichment and
technologies to non-NPT countries would mean that
country needs to know what the government intends to do about this
ENR technologies by G8. Is it that it was fully aware that ENR ban was
anvil and the so-called charade of “clean exemption” in the NSG was
to hoodwink the people? What does it now intend to do about buying
from countries who have declared that they will continue with the
discriminatory regime? This is particularly important as the
IMPACT OF DEFICIT MONSOON
Central Committee expressed serious concern about the prospect of a
situation due to the delayed and deficient monsoon. So far, the delayed
has led to a big drop in the acreage for cultivation of various crops.
intensity of the crisis is evident by the fact that in
The response of the government has been tardy and shows disregard for the plight of millions of farmers and agricultural workers. The government has to recognise that a drought is possible and take urgent remedial measures to help the peasantry. The minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops has not yet been announced and the delay will lead to distress sales.
The Central Committee demands that the government come out with a comprehensive response to meet the emerging serous situation.
CAMPAIGN ON FOOD SECURITY
The Central Committee decided to take up the issue of BPL and APL categories in the public distribution system. In view of the government's decision to enact a food security law, the CC authorized the Party Centre to formulate the issue so that no section of the people are excluded from the public distribution system and the provision of food security.
PLIGHT OF TAMIL CIVILIANS IN
Central Committee expressed its serious concern about the three lakh
population who were displaced from their homes during the last phase of
These displaced people have been living in camps set up by the administration. These camps did not have adequate facilities and are not intended for a prolonged stay.
Unfortunately, the Sri Lankan government is not taking steps to speedily return and rehabilitate the civilian population in their homes. This is leading to discontent and the resultant alienation amongst the people will not help in bringing normalcy and peace.
main step to be taken after the decades of conflict and violence is to
that there is a lasting political solution to the Tamil question.
assurances being given by the Sri Lankan president, the process of
a political solution has not made much progress. The Central Committee
the firm opinion that this is the right time to work out the provision
genuine autonomy for the Tamil-speaking areas within the framework of a