(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 18, 2009
POLIT BUREAU COMMUNIQUE
CPI(M) Plans Campaign
On Food Security, Prices
The Polit Bureau
Communist Party of
Floods in Andhra
Pradesh & Karnataka
THE Polit Bureau expressed its deep concern at the devastation caused by the floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, in which more than 200 people have lost their lives. There has been immense damage to houses and properties. The floods have destroyed crops and cattle.
It should be declared a national calamity and a massive effort has to be undertaken for relief and rehabilitation.
Price Rise and For Food Security
The Polit Bureau sharply criticised the failure of the central government to take effective measures to check the continuous price rise of food items and essential commodities. The Polit Bureau heard reports about the holding of state conventions organised by the Left parties against price rise, drought and for food security. The Polit Bureau directed that necessary preparations be made for the holding the state level rallies on these issues in the month of November.
A delegation of MPs from
Tamilnadu is visiting
Of Communist & Workers Parties
The Polit Bureau heard reports
on the preparations for the 11th international meeting of the communist
workers' parties that is being held from
November 20-22, 2009 in
The meeting is taking place at
a time when the working people the world over have been severely
affected by the
global financial crisis. Bailout packages proposed by the governments
developed countries, including in the recently concluded G-20 meeting,
utterly failed to mitigate the sufferings of the masses. This is
by the statistics recently released by the US Census Bureau, showing
poverty index had increased in the
Invitations have been extended to 111 communist and workers' parties from 87 countries. The working group of the international communist and workers' parties decides on the criteria for inviting the parties, the theme and the venue of the meeting. 24 delegates from 19 parties and 18 countries have already confirmed their participation.
Central Committee Meeting
The Polit Bureau finalised the political report and the Draft Rectification Campaign document for the consideration of the Central Committee which will be meeting from October 23 to 25, 2009.