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Kerala Budget 2019 – A Left alternative for the Working People in Hard Times

The Kerala Budget 2019, presented on 31 January, a day before the Union Budget, has put the perspective of the working people in sharp focus while focussing on rebuilding the flood-ravaged State. While the Union Budget is full of non-stop jumlas aimed to subdue the brewing anger of the working people against its policies, the Kerala budget has signalled the consolidation of gains for them.

Kerala: Attack On Protesters

The UDF government unleashed unprecedented storm of violence inside and outside the Kerala Legislative Assembly, injuring hundreds of people including MLAs, in a shameful attempt to get the Budget for financial year 2015-2016 placed in the Assembly by tainted finance minister K M Mani. Throwing all legislative norms and decorum to the winds, K M Mani, who is accused of various corruption allegations, read out the first page of the Budget when the Speaker was not present on the dais. Mani was standing in the fourth row of treasury bench, guarded by UDF legislators and a large number watch and ward staff.

Protest Police Attack in Kerala

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the Chandy government’s use of police to brutally  attack LDF MLAs inside the assembly and against the public outside the assembly premises. LDF MLAs and the people were protesting demanding that Finance Minister, K.M. Mani should not place the budget as there is a vigilance probe against him which was instituted by the UDF government on allegations of corruption

Kerala: Occupy Assembly

MLAs of the Left Democratic Front in Kerala have started their sit- inside the Assembly. Thousands of people have started coming to Thiruvananthapuram to surround the Assembly outside. Thus inside and outside the Assembly there will be a huge mobilisation of people.

On Assembly Election Results

The CPI(M) accepts the verdict of the people. The Party will analyse the results carefully and come to proper conclusions about the electoral reverse. After the Left Front being in office for a record 34 years continuously, the people have opted for a change. The TMC-led combine has been the beneficiary of this change.