5-state assembly elections


I am writing to thank you for carrying the article titled `Assembly Elections in five states in Nov-Dec 2013: The political and economic system needs to be changed, not merely the party in power' in the November 1-15, 2013 issue of MEL. It is a piece with a concrete analysis of the ground realities of India. Indeed, no clear picture of the situation in India can arise of unless it is based on the recognition that India is in an advanced phase of capitalist development, with most unfolding phenomena based on the contradictions within that system, and the contradictions between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The electoral scene is one in which these contradictions play themselves out in very sharp relief.

Nothing can hide the fact that India is a country with one of the worst human development indices on the planet, with more than half the world's slave population living within its boundaries.

In particular, the five states that are going to the polls now rank among the worst off in the country. This stems from the fact that the bourgeoisie reaps all the riches while the bulk of the population lives in deprivation and poverty, irrespective of which party is in power.

The article points out in a sharp and analytical manner that the root cause of the problem is that the existing economic and political system is one in which the power lies in the hands of the bourgeoisie. As the article points out, it is crucial that the revolutionary transformation of the economic and political system be carried out, first by uniting the all those who want to change it.

Indeed, the CGPI has put forth this alternative program to orient the economy and to guarantee the people's rights, Such a program can result from a new constitution of the country that would guarantee that the people are the rulers, with features such as enabling laws and enforcing mechanisms to ensure inviolability of laws, right to select and recall candidates, etc.

That there is a deep crisis in the camp of the bourgeoisie is evident from the fact that they are again resorting to divisive politics, a major weapon in their hands. The CGPI's call to reject such politics and its call to all political forces to join in order to achieve the empowerment of the people under these circumstances must be commended.


A. Narayan, Bangalore


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Nov 16-30 2013    Letters to Editor    Popular Movements     Political Process    

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

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Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

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Necessity for the working class to take political powerThe initiating speech, at the working class conference on the Way Forward held on 23-24 December 2011, was made by comrade Lal Singh, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. The document entitled the necessity for the working class to take political power has been edited based on the discussion in the conference and is being published according to the decision the Central Committee.

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Power to DecideVoice of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on the Power to Decide

This publication contains three statements issued by the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party on 1st, 18th & 28th Aug, 2011.

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