People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 14, 2006
Congratulates The People
CITU secretariat issued the following statement on May 11, 2006
Centre of Indian Trade Unions congratulates the toiling people of West Bengal
and Kerala for ensuring massive victory of the Left Front and Left Democratic
Front respectively in the just concluded assembly elections despite all hurdles
created by the Election Commission. It is noteworthy that the Left Front has
been voted to power in West Bengal for the seventh consecutive term creating an
all time record. The CITU also congratulates the people of Tamilnadu and Assam
for electing more number of Left party candidates to the legislative assemblies
of the respective states and defeating the BJP and other reactionary forces.
victory of the Left Front in West Bengal with more than three fourth majority
and the Left Democratic Front in Kerala with two third plus of the total seats
reflects popular endorsement of the Left Parties forthright stance against the
anti people neoliberal economic policies. It is also upheld the pro people and
horizontally inclusive development strategy based on empowerment of the toiling
people and respect to the right, being pursued by the Left Front Governments in
the respective states braving all pangs of neoliberalism imposed by the central
policies on the state’s economy. This is also reflects a total rejection of
the communal and divisive ploy of communal forces who had also been in the fray.
victory of the Left forces, while empowering the people of the concerned states
to fight for a pro-people alternative, will also strengthen the democratic
movement throughout the country to effectively intervene against the anti-people
and reactionary trends in the national arena in the matter of economic, social
and foreign policy in the days to come.
CITU heartily greets the leaders and activists of the Left and democratic
movements in those states for the magnificent
victory they could secure for the toiling people.