4th Anniversary of Note Ban:

Real aims and false claims

8th November 2020 marks four years since the day when Prime Minister Narender Modi announced at 8 pm, that all 500 and 1000 rupee notes in circulation would be considered illegal tender after midnight. Prime Minister Modi presented the Note Ban as a crusade against the growing inequality of wealth, against corruption and terrorism. He claimed that the aim was to unearth the black money hoarded by corrupt persons and deploy it for the benefit of poor hardworking people. People were given 50 days to deposit the 500 and 1000 rupee notes in their possession in banks.

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Crude Oil and Natural gas are assets of society

They cannot be made a source of private profit

Crude oil and natural gas are valuable non-renewable natural resources.  They are the raw materials used in the production of all petroleum and petrochemical products.  Their planned use to meet social and economic needs of the society is particularly important due to their very limited availability in our country. However, instead of focusing on the optimum utilisation of our oil and gas reserves for the benefit of society, successive governments headed by the BJP and Congress Party have been busy privatising oil and gas exploration and mining over the past three decades.

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Historic Decision of Railway Unions to reconstitute the National Coordination Committee of Railwaymen’s Struggle to unite the railway workers and oppose the privatisation of railways!

On 29th October 2020, a historic meeting in the form of a webinar was held, in which national leaders of 17 major unions and category-wise associations of the Indian Railways came together from all over the country and decided to reconstitute the National Coordination Committee of Railwaymen’s Struggle (NCCRS). This was done to unitedly oppose the privatisation of the Indian Railways which is being pushed on fast track by the present BJP led Government.  It may be remembered that it was the NCCRS which led the historic railway strike in 1974.

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