Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget for 2020-21 on 1st February in the backdrop of a sharp slowdown in the economy. The slowdown was caused by the fall in purchasing power of working people and peasants year after year due to pursuit of capitalist policies.
One of the focus of the budget was to make India “investor friendly” for Indian and foreign capitalists. This simply means that the Modi government will help the capitalists to earn profits higher than in other countries, to pay as little tax as possible, to allow them to bring and take out the capital without any restrictions.
Finance Minister Jaitley is preparing to present the central government budget for 2018-19 on 1st February. People must be careful not to be misled by the budget speech. Past experience shows that the speech of the Finance Minister is always designed to create a false impression about the class interests motivating the Union Budget.
In the last Railway Budget presented by the Railway Minister, Mr. Suresh Prabhu on February 2015, he had announced that Rs 8.5 lakh crores would be raised to augment the capacity of the Indian Railways and modernize its infrastructure.
The article on the General Budget printed in the April 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar was extremely enlightening. This article clearly lays bare the character of the Indian state and in whose interests it functions.
Saturday 26th March was a historic and proud day for all working people of Britain. Almost a million people marched through the streets of London protesting against the cuts to welfare and public services, corporate bail-outs, and wars of aggression in the Middle East and South Asia. Central London was brought to a standstill by students, pensioners, trade unionists, anti-war protesters along with masses of working people marching in solidarity.
The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.
Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the program for the Navnirman of India.
The Report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted by the Fifth Congress of the CGPI, held in November 2016. By decision of the Fifth Congress, this report has been edited for publication.
The first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.
Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!
There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program.