[Marxism] ML Update Vol. 12 No. 11 10 - 16 MARCH 2009

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*ML** **Update***

*A CPI(ML) Weekly News Magazine*

Vol.  12            No. 11
10 - 16 MARCH 2009

*In Lieu of Editorial *

*CPI(ML)’s Statement on Parliamentary Polls *



(Issued on March 9 2009, New Delhi)



*Say No to Pro-Rich, Pro-US Parties and Policies – *

*Resist Assault on Land and Livelihood, Democracy and Secularism – *

*Vote for Self-Reliance, People’s Welfare and Democratic Rights *



In the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, CPI(ML) will contest 80 seats in 16
states and three Union Territories. In elections to Orissa and Andhra
Pradesh Assemblies, the Party will contest around 20 seats each. Of the 80
seats identified by the CPI(ML), 20 are reserved for SC/ST candidates. These
apart, the Party will also put up dalit and adivasi or tea community
candidates in a dozen general seats. Nearly 60 per cent (47 out of 80) of
the party’s candidates will be in the Hindi-speaking states. Bihar, UP and
Jharkhand will account for half of the seats being contested by the party.

Nationally, the Party’s election campaign will be directed primarily against
both the Congress-led UPA and the BJP-led NDA. Five years ago, the UPA had
come to power in the name of the aam aadmi, but its tenure will be
remembered only for its reckless pursuit of pro-corporate pro-US policies
that have left the country reeling under all-round economic crisis and
growing vulnerability to terrorism. The CPI(ML) will therefore appeal to the
electorate to give a crushing rebuff to the UPA in the coming election much
like the blow delivered to the NDA in the 2004 elections. The party’s poll
campaign will also expose and oppose non-UPA non-NDA dispensations that
pursue anti-people policies and attack democracy, e.g., the CPI(M)-led
regimes in West Bengal and Kerala, and the BSP in UP.

The expanding policy consensus among all ruling parties has rendered India’s
parliamentary democracy devoid of any effective opposition. The 14th Lok
Sabha would be remembered for the growing rupture between the concerns of
the people and the pro-corporate and anti-democratic convergence of parties
cutting across coalitions. In 2005 the SEZ Act was passed without a single
vote in protest; only the other day POTA was effectively rehabilitated in
another name without any opposition. The CPI(ML) will seek support from the
people to challenge this convergence and play the role of a fighting Left
opposition, as a bold and committed voice of people’s concerns and people’s
struggles within parliament.

In Bihar, the CPI and CPI(M) have entered into a seat-sharing arrangement
with the CPI(ML) and together the three parties will field candidates in 33
of Bihar’s 40 seats. The party has also decided to support a few select
communist candidates in Jharkhand, UP and Andhra Pradesh. The party welcomes
the split between the BJD and BJP in Orissa, but will not soften its
opposition to the Naveen Patnaik government which has turned Orissa into a
laboratory for corporate plunder, communal violence and state-sponsored
pauperisation and displacement of tribal people and other sections of
toiling masses.

*Reclaiming the Communist Ground in Madhubani*

Madhubani is among one of the most prominent District in the annals of
Communist movement in Bihar. Left movement under the CPI had a very strong
presence here which gradually was lost due to CPI’s decline after it aligned
with RJD. Encouragingly, the communist forces have amalgamated once again
under the CPI(ML) and was made evident with a huge Communist Reawakening
Rally in Madhubani on 24th February, 2009. Thousands of men, women, workers
and poor came for the rally which started from the railway station and
covering main streets of the town culminated in a public meeting in Town
Club Field, which was addressed by CPI(ML) General Secretary Com. Dipankar
Bhattacharya and Party’s Mithilanchal incharge and Central Committee member
(CCM) Com. Dhirendra Jha. Com. Dipankar in his speech said that if 250 years
old Monarchy in neighbouring Nepal could be finished then doing away with
UPA and NDA was also very much possible. Com. Dhirendra Jha said CPI(ML)’s
evergrowing stature in Bihar’s Left movement has made it clear that
CPI(ML)’s path is the only reliable path for the Left to capture political
power in the State. The meeting was also addressed by Comrades Neyaz Ahmad,
Lakshman Rai, Uttim Paswan, Yognath mandal, Shailendra Yadav Seemanchal and
Abhyanand Jha and Com. HL Karn presented the political resolution which was
passed by the assembly. Com. Dipankar also released a biography of veteran
communist leader Com. Bhogendra Jha written by Dr. Nityanand Jha. The
meeting remembered and paid tributes to the martyrs of communist movement.

*8th March Programmes*

International women's day was observed by AIPWA in different districts in
West Bengal in different ways with great enthusiasm. District conferences of
AIPWA were organised in Siliguri (Darjeeling district; along with a
procession) and Kolkata, Howrah; while in Asansol procession was followed by
an activists' meet. Processions were also held in Krishnanagar (Nadia
district) and Naihati (North 24 Parganas) while a mass meeting was organised
in Goswami-Malipara in Hoogli District. An activists' meet was also
organised in Buz Buz (South 24 Parganas). Most of these events saw a good
mobilisation of working women. In view of the approaching Lok Sabha
elections, most of these were held at central places in the constituencies
where the party has put up candidates. Together with the demands like equal
pay for equal work, proper and expanded implementation of NREGA and the
like, the people were called upon to vote for revolutionary left candidates.

At Patna, AIPWA held a March asserting women’s agenda in the forthcoming
Parliamentary polls, as well as Block-level marches all over Bihar. At
Siwan, AIPWA held a protest March and road blockade against an incident of
rape and murder.

In UP, too, AIPWA commemorated 8 March in many districts.

In Jharkhand, AIPWA’s Campaign for Women’s Right to Employment culminated on
8 March, with district-level programmes all over the state, in which women
unorganised workers, para-health workers, construction workers, Anganbadi
workers, mid-day meal workers etc, participated in large numbers.

In Andhra Pradesh, AIPWA held its Krishna district Conference at Nuziveedu
with 150 delegates, and also held rallies at 3 places in East Godavari
district.

On 7 and 8 March, AIPWA held district conferences at Madurai and Namakkal in
TN respectively. At Madurai, where more than 150 delegates took part,
Com.Saroja was elected President and Com. Divya as Secretary, while at
Namakkal, 40 delegates took part and Com. Thenmozhi was elected President
and Com. Saraswati as Secretary.

In Assam, AIPWA rallies were held at Tinsukia, Jorhat, Nagaon, and Sonitpur,
and a seminar at Dibrugarh, on the theme of Women’s marginalisation in
Parliament and the betrayal of 33% reservation for women. At all these
programmes, between 200-300 women took part, and at Guwahati and Tezpur,
AIPWA observed Women’s Day along with AIDWA and NFIW.

In Karbi Anglong, a Rally asserting women’s agenda in Parliamentary polls
was held at Diphu on 8 March, addressed by AIPWA National Secretary
Kanaklata Datta and CPI(ML) CCM Dr. Jayanta Rongpi. On the same evening, the
Karbi Toiling Women’s Association held its Conference, electing Kaleng
Inglengpi as President and Leena Hansepi as Secretary. On 9 March, KNCA held
its State Conference, re-electing Kajek Thatipi as President and Pratima
Engheepi as Secretary.

*Shramik-Krishak Adhikar Yatra *from Singur to Dunlop organized by the West
Bengal State Committee of CPI(ML)Liberation started on 21st February from
Ghori More of Chuchura in Hooghly district. The yatra was flagged off by
Com. Partho Ghosh, State Secretary, CPI(ML). Also present were comrades
Kartick Pal, PB member, Prabir Halder, District Secretary, Chaitali Sen of
AIPWA, Tapan Batyobal who was at the forefront of the anti-land acquisition
movement of Singur, Nitish Rai and Babuni Majumdar of Gana Sanskriti
Parishad, Jul Mukherjee of AISA, Dipankar Sengupta of RYA and district party
activists. Com. Ghosh demanded that the Tatas must be forced to pay
compensation for having damaged the fertile agricultural land of Singur and
that a referendum should be held to decide what should be done with the
acquired land at Singur. He demanded exemplary punishment for the killers of
Tapasi Malik. The Shramik-Krishak Adhikar Yatra is aimed at strengthening
the struggle against curbing of rights of the working class by the CPI(M)
led ruling coalition of West Bengal.

On the first day of the yatra, two vehicles started from Chuchura and went
via Chandannagore to Bhadreshwar- Baidyabati industrial estate. The yatra
then proceeded to Alinagar where the people are engaged in a struggle for
affordable fertilizers, fair wages and 100 days of work. The yatra then
proceeded towards Singur. At Bajemelia village, comrades Kartick Pal, Sajal
Adhikary and Tapan Batobyal met the family members of Tapasi Malik. After
that the yatra went to Dadpur and Makalpur. On 22nd February, the second day
of the yatra, the yatra went to Parsa via Shivaichandi, where the team was
greeted by some people who have left the Trinamool Congress and joined
CPI(ML). At Belmuri, the team was welcomed by the striking employees of
Parag Beverages. Public meetings were held at many places until the yatra
reached its last leg at Dunlop where a large mass meeting was held at 7 in
the evening, where the speakers spoke of the collusion of Trinamool and
CPI(M) alike with industrialists like Pavan Ruia.

*Chhatisgarh: Implement Court Verdict on Wages*

A joint group of representatives from the All India Central Council of Trade
Unions (AICCTU) and Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha met H.E. the Governor of
Chhattisgarh Shri Narasimhan at Raipur on 4th March and presented a
memorandum to him. The memorandum raised the demand for payment of wages
according to the decision of the Labour Court to 1000 workers of Kedia
Keshan Dhelan, Kumhari and 26 workers of Yugbodh, Kumhari.The memorandum
expressed deep resentment at the non-compliance with the verdict of the
court. H. E. the Governor heard the petition of the representatives with
attention and assured them that appropriate action would be taken. The
representation included Brijendra Tiwari, Bhimrao Bagde, A. G. Qureshi,
Punaram Sahu, Tulsi Devdas and Mansharam Sahu.



*LIST OF CPI(ML) CANDIDATES*

*       *

*Andaman & Nicobar Islands          *

1              Andaman                           NKP Nair

*Andhra Pradesh                              *

2              Anantpur                            K Gayathri

3              Kakinada                           Bangar Raju

*Assam *

4              Autonomous Dist. (ST)      Jayanta Rongpi

5              Dibrugarh                           Gangaram Kol

6              Lakhimpur                         Debnath Hansda

7              Tezpur                               Rubul Sarma

*Bihar      *

8              Araria                                Kamli Devi

9              Arrah                                 Arun Singh

10            Buxar                                 Sudama Prasad

11            Darbhanga                         Satyanarayan Mukhia

12            Gaya (SC)                         Niranjan Kumar

13            Gopalganj (SC)                  Satyadev Ram

14            Jahanabad                          Mahanand

15            Jhanjharpur                        Yognath Mandal

16            Karakat                             Rajaram Singh

17            Katihar                              Mahbub Alam

18            Maharajganj                       Satyendra Sahni

19            Muzaffarpur                       Jitendra Yadav

20            Nalanda                             Shashi Yadav

21            Pataliputra                          Rameshwar Prasad

22            Patna Sahib                        Ram Narayan Rai

23            Purnia                                Madhavi Sarkar

24            Samastipur (SC)                Jeevachh Paswan

25            Sasaram (SC)                    Dukhi Ram

26            Siwan                                Amarnath Yadav

27            Valmiki Nagar                    Virendra Gupta

*Delhi*

28            North West Delhi (SC)      Mathura Paswan

*Gujarat*

29            Sabarkantha                       Dasarath Singhali

30            Valsad (ST)                       Laxmanbhai Varia

*Haryana*

31            Sonipat                              to be announced later

*Jharkhand*

32            Chatra                               to be announced later

33            Dumka (ST)                       Bitiya Manjhi

34            Godda                               Geeta Mandal

35            Kodarma                           to be announced later

36            Lohardaga (ST)                 to be announced later

37            Palamu (SC)                      Sushma Mehta

38            Singhbhum (ST)                 Prem Singh Mundri



*Karnataka*

39            Davanagere                        E Ramappa

40            Koppal                              J Bharadwaj

*Kerala*

41            Alathur (SC)                      Gopalakrishnan

42            Pathanamthitta                    O P Kunjupillai

*Orissa*

43            Kendrapara                       Ram krishna Das

44            Koraput (ST)                     Meghnath Sabar

45            Puri Khitish Biswal

*Puducherry*

46            Puducherry                        S Balasubramanian

*Punjab*

47            Bathinda                            Bhagwant Singh Samao

48            Sangrur                              Tarsem Jodhan

*Rajasthan*

49            Chittorgarh                         Karulal Meena

50            Jhunjhunu                           Phoolchand Dhewa

51            Udaipur (ST)                     Gautamlal Meena

*Tamilnadu*

52            Mayiladuthurai                   Gunasekaran

53            Sriperumbudur                   K BharatHi

54            Tiruchirapalli                      Asai Thambi

55            Tirunelveli                          T SankaraPandian

56            Vilupuram (SC)                  M Venkatesan

*Tripura*

57            Tripura East (ST)               Phalguni Tripura

58            Tripura West                      Partha Karmakar

*UP*

59            Ambedkar Nagar               Balmukund Dhuria

60            Chandauli                           Shyam Behari Singh

61            Dhaurahra                          Arjun Lal

62            Ghazipur                            Ishwari Prasad Kushwaha

63            Gorakhpur                         Rajesh Sahni

64            Jalaun (SC)                        Kashi Ram

65            Kheri                                 Ramdaras

66            Mirzapur                            Shankar Kol

67            Pilibhit                                Krishna Adhikari

68            Robertsganj (SC)               Jitendra Kol

69            Salempur                           Sriram Chaudhury

70            Sitapur                               Gaya Prasad

*Uttarakhand*

71            Almora (SC)                      Sushma Gangolia

72            Garhwal                             Indresh Maikhuri

73            Nainital - US Nagar           Bahadur Singh Jangi

*West Bengal*

74            Bankura                             Sudhir Murmu

75            Bardhaman Purba              Piyush Sahana

76            Barrackpur                        Subrata Sengupta

77            Darjeeling                          Abhijit Majumdar

78            Hooghly                             Sajal Adhikari

79            Krishnanagar                      Subimal Sengupta

80            Raiganj                              Sulaiman Hafizi



*CPI(ML) Candidates for the Assembly Elections in Andhra Pradesh*



1.             Mudhol                              Balapur Gangadhar

2.             Aswaraopeta[ST]              Regula Veeraswamy

3.             Palasa                                Maddela Rama Rao

4.             Madugula                           Vanthangi Perayya

5.             Tuni                                   Batchala Viplav Kumar

6.             Polavaram (ST)                  Gangaraju

8.             Kakinada city                     Kakara Ratna Kumari

9.             Kakinada rural                   Tekumuri China Rajulu

10.           Prathipadu                         Yegupati Arjuna Rao

11.           Pithapuram                         Pilla Chandram

12.           Jaggampeta                        Karnakula Ramalingeswara Rao

13.           Thiruvuru                           Mesupamu Prabhakar

14.           Nuziveedu                          Chatla Babu Rao

15.           Singanmala                         D.Ramurthy

16.           Ananthapuram town           C.K.V. Siva Reddy

17.           Rapthadu                           T.S. Vali

18.           KUrnool                            Karakuri Sivasankar

19.           Nandikotkuru[SC]             N. Nagendrudu

In addition to the above CPI(ML) is supporting an independent candidate in
Peddapuram of East Godavari district.


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