People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 30

July 29, 2012


Left Front Will Continue

Mass Movement in West Bengal


THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Left Front in West Bengal  have decided to go ahead with the protest movements on the burning issue of price rise and other issues of livelihood of the working people in a regular manner. They have also decided to strengthen the struggle for protecting the democratic rights of the people.


The Left Front’s district wise protest movements of 16th July and the central movement of 17th July in Kolkata of ‘Law violation’ received massive response. These were successful in terms of participation and could focus the burning issue of spiraling price rise. 

The Left Front would go for a month long campaign and protest demonstration highlighting the imperative agenda of food security throughout the whole month of August. It has been decided that the focus of the campaign would be on the demand of introduction of universal mass public distribution system, discarding the division of APL-BPL, uniform rationing system to provide 35 kilograms of food grains at Rs 2 per kg per month and control of hysterical price rise after paying the farmers the fair amount for their harvest. The Left Front would further demand restructuring of the food security bill with the inclusion of the universal public distribution system in it. The four Left parties would hold a dharna in Delhi from 30th July to 3rd August by putting forward these issues. There will be dharnas and demonstrations in the state as well.


Meanwhile, the mass signature campaign of the four Left peasant organisations to protect the interests of the peasants of this state will continue till 30th August along with the demands of ensuring minimum profit sale of harvest, minimising the prices of fertilisers, agricultural inputs and guaranteeing of minimum sustainable work and wage throughout the year for the agricultural workers.  Peasant organisations will submit a memorundam to  the chief minister and there will be mass demonstrations from 18th to 25th September throughout the state. The Left Front  has also given a call to make the Kolkata rally of 1st September, on the anti-imperialism day, a massive and historic one. This rally will also witness participation of other Left and democratic forces. There will be a statewide campaign against imperialist maneuvers surrounding India. The CPI(M) has further decided to raise local issues and organise people. Movements will be organised on  the day-to-day issues of livelihood  of different sections of people.