(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 04, 2010
AIAWU Forms Reception Committee For
S P Rajendran
A 501 member reception committee
has been formed at
Tiruchirappalli for the seventh national conference of the All India
The conference will be held in
July this year at this ‘
The general secretary of AIAWU, A Vijaya Raghavan MP, who inaugurated the meeting to form the reception committee, said that the seventh national conference which would be held on the soil that gave birth to Venmani Martyrs would give impetus to the powerful struggles for the cause of agricultural workers.
The AIAWU is representing nearly 45 million agricultural workers and an overwhelming majority of agricultural workers in Kerala are the members of the union; in Andhra Pradesh alone, there are 1.5 million agricultural workers registered as members of the union, he said.
The only big union of the Indian agricultural workers, AIAWU is fighting for land reforms, proper implementation of NREGA, better wages, house pattas, universal PDS, etc., while the UPA government is implementing the neo-liberal, anti-farmer policies, Vijaya Raghavan said.
The agricultural workers constitute the most important part of the agrarian movement in the country. They form a link between the urban working class and peasantry. They are the worst exploited socially, economically and politically. A big chunk of them come from the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes who still continue to be the victims of social oppression at the hands of caste Hindu vested interests.
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Describing these issues, Vijaya
Raghavan charged that
the UPA government is not ready to address the problems of rural
The senior leader of Tamilnadu communist movement and the state president of AIAWU, G Veeriayan presided over the meeting.
The meeting elected T K Ranga
Rajan MP, as president
of the reception committee.
CPI (M) leaders A Lazar, S Noor