(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
December 12, 2010
MPs Condemn Govt for Protecting
The members of parliament
belonging to the
CPI(M), CPI, AIFB, RSP, TDP, Janata Dal(S), AIADMK, AGP, BJD, MDMK and
RLD met on December 6, 2010 and adopted
Expresses Its Deep Regret
the government continues its stubborn opposition to the formation of a
parliamentary committee into the 2G scam, thus creating an
situation where parliament could not so far function even for a single
during the entire session. The government has been unable to advance
argument whatsoever as to why it is so opposed to the formation of a
what is admittedly the biggest scam the country has seen.
the formation of JPC is in the national interest as it will have the
unlike other parliamentary committees, to go into all the different
of the issue and will be able to suggest adequate safeguards against
of such massive scams in the future.
the government immediately stop its continued jettisoning of the winter
of parliament and allow parliament to function by accepting the
demand raised by all sections of the opposition, for a JPC.
the adoption of appropriation bills without any discussion which does
injustice to the parliamentary system itself.
Draws Attention to
urgent need for parliament to function to discuss the most burning
affecting the interest of the common people including sky-high price
rise in the price of food items, which can only be attributed to the
policies that the government is pursuing, even as food grains rot in
pernicious policy of the government that protects the corrupt people in
positions and seeks to cover up the rampant loot of the economy,
situation whereby members of parliament are denied the right to perform
duties as elected representatives of the people in parliament.
continue the struggle against the reckless rise in corruption resulting
of national resources as exposed in a series of scams from 2G to the
Commonwealth Games to illegal mining and also the land scams in
Calls upon the People
raise their voice against the damage being caused to the parliamentary
by the prolonged holding up of the parliament as a result of the
ignoring the collective opinion of the opposition for a JPC which
authoritarian approach in the governance of the country.