People's Democracy

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


No. 16

April 21, 2013




CPI(M) to Picket Govt Offices in May


THE Haryana state unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has decided to stage the picketing of government offices at the block, subdivision and district levels all over the state during last week of May --- from May 22 to 29. The decision was taken by two day state committee meeting of the party in view of the totally hostile attitude of the Congress government, led by Bhupinder Singh Hooda, towards the poorer sections and its callousness towards their basic livelihood demands and social security.


In a press release issued from Rohtak on April 15, party state secretary Inderjit Singh announced that the ordinary masses from all sections of population had expressed deep anger during the Sangharsh Sandesh Jathas undertaken in March. After making a review of its participation in the jatha programmes, the CPI(M) state committee inferred that a deep seated resentment was prevailing among the poorer peasants and workers because of the non-redressal of their basic grievances.


Notices for recovery of benefits were served on the poor families who were excluded from the BPL category; highly inflated power bills were issued to SC households; possession was not being given for housesites; banks had served land attachment (kurkii) notices to farmers for failing to return loans, students from poor families were being refused admission despite rules; and common people were feeling unsafe due to unabated rise in crimes. These were some of the burning issues brought by the people to the CPI(M) leaders all through the route of the northern jatha. The party has strongly objected to the huge wastage of government money on propaganda involving false claims of development and for glorification of the chief minister.


The CPI(M) state committee has been demanding distribution of wheat to the needy on cheaper rates to make space for the arrival of new crop; regularisation of outer colonies; providing financial assistance for rehabilitation of the rape victims apart from strict action against the culprits; social justice for dalit communities; filling up of all vacant posts in government departments by regularising the non-regular staff; and immediate improvement in the badly deteriorated health services etc.


In a resolution, the state committee of the CPI(M) supported the demand for Rs 300 per quintal bonus on wheat. Also, it strongly condemned the violence unleashed on dalit families at Pabnava village in Kaithal on Sunday, April 14, and demanded full security to the terror stricken dalit families.