(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 25, 2012
Central Committee Communique
Central Committee of the Communist Party of
THE Central Committee strongly criticised the union budget of 2012-13. The proposals contained in the budget will result in all-round price rise and the imposition of greater burdens on the working people. The increase in excise duties and service taxes across the board will impose an additional burden of Rs 45,940 crore.
The cut in fuel subsidy of Rs 25,000 crore will lead to further hikes in fuel prices. The cut in subsidies to fertilisers by Rs 6,000 crore will add to the already high prices of fertilisers and affect the livelihood of millions of farmers.
In the railway budget, there is a hike in passenger fares for all classes. The rise in fares of second class and sleeper class is particularly onerous. The Central Committee called for the reversal of this decision.
The Central Committee called upon all its party units to protest against these new burdens imposed by the budget and to mobilise the people to demand that such provisions be scrapped.
The drama of the resignation of Dinesh Trivedi as railway minister after the presentation of the railway budget reflects badly on the Trinamul Congress and the functioning of the UPA government. What is of least concern for the TMC leader, who was herself the railway minister ten months ago, is the perilous state of the railways which is in a financial mess and where safety aspects are being neglected.
Central Committee strongly criticised the UPA government’s vote in the
Security Council against
UPA government should maintain its trade relations with
Central Committee expressed its concern at the lack of progress in
investigating the killings of civilians and serious human rights
the last phase of the conflict in
The Central Committee finalised the political-organisational report to be presented at the party congress which reviews the political and organisational work of the party since the 19th congress.