The grim reality of increasing burdens on people’s livelihood with the economic recession deepening is coming to the fore. This underlines the need for intensifying popular united struggles on people’s growing economic miseries.
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.
The people of Kerala gave a resounding verdict in favour of the LDF. It is against this democratic verdict of the people that the BJP launched attacks in various places against the CPI(M) and the LDF. Such attacks will not be tolerated by the people.
The CPI(M) congratulates the people of Kerala for having voted the LDF to victory in the elections to the local bodies. This verdict is a popular rejection of the UDF government’s anti-people record and corruption
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala has in its manifesto for the local body elections released in Thiruvananthapuram today promised to provide basic services such as water and electricity for all besides strengthening the health and educational facilities.
Excerpts from Political Resolution [Adopted at the Tenth Congress of CPI(M), April 2-8, 1978, Jalandhar]
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.
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
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.
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.