(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
November 02, 2008
October 25, 2008
The Left parties – Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, Revolutionary Socialist Party and All India Forward Bloc – have issued the following statement:
The Left parties express their strong opposition to the government not calling a fresh winter session of parliament. The government has announced that the session called on October 17, which itself was a continuation of the July 21-22 trust vote session, will be reconvened on December 10.
By this step, the UPA government has taken the unprecedented step of doing away with both the regular monsoon and winter sessions of parliament. This is a serious assault on parliamentary democracy and politically immoral.
The Left parties demand the convening of a full fledged winter session of parliament. The Left parties will consult with other like-minded parties in the opposition to decide on an effective protest and on a joint course of action.
(Prakash Karat) (A B Bardhan)
(Debabrata Biswas) (T J Chandrachoodan)