Onward with the struggle to bring decision-making power into the people’s hands!
The Constitution empowers the Party with majority support in the Central Parliament to impose its will on all. Even if lakhs and lakhs of people are opposed to a law passed by Parliament, they cannot do anything about it. The Central government can invoke provisions in the Constitution to impose a legislation even if numerous state governments and crores of people are opposed to it.
On 24th January 2020, in a sudden move, the Central Government instructed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over investigation into the Bhima Koregaon case from the Maharashtra police. The decision to do so was taken without even informing the Maharashtra government, let alone consulting it.
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.
A study of the budget documents reveals how anti-people is the taxation system in the country and even more anti-people is the way it is spent. Every service given by the government to people comes out of taxes paid by people. People pay tax every time they purchase a product or service. This indirect tax is built into the price paid.
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.
Peasants’ have been demanding procurement at guaranteed remunerative prices for all agricultural produce and waiver of farm loans. Peasants have been demanding quality inputs to be made available to them at a fixed price.
15th February will mark 10 weeks of unabated protests across the country against the CAA-NRC. What is significant is the hundreds of women who are actively participating day in and day out in these protests.
The workers of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) and safai karamcharis who clean the city every day to keep it free from stink and rot are on strike against the attempts of the government’s decision to remove them instead of regularising their jobs.
Bank unions across the county went on strike in 31st January and 1st February 2020, after wage revision talks with the Indian Banks Association (IBA) failed. Wage revision in the sector has been pending since November 2017.
Let us defeat the politics of communalism and division!
Let us elect candidates who voice the demands of our people!
Statement of Delhi Regional Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, February 1, 2020
An estimated 1.46 crore voters of Delhi will cast their votes on February 8, 2020, to choose their representatives for the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. The main contending political parties in these elections are – the BJP which currently heads the central government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is currently in charge of the government of Delhi and the Congress Party. The BJP has an alliance with the Janata Dal (United) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) while the Congress Party has an alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). In these elections for the 70 seats of the Vidhan Sabha, there are also several communist candidates, candidates representing smaller political parties and independent candidates.
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 January, 2020
On 26th January, tanks and missile launchers will roll down Rajpath. Fighter planes will dominate the skies in the capital. The military might of the Indian Republic will be showcased before the whole world. Our rulers will boast that "All is well" with the Republic.
From Kashmir to Kerala and Maharashtra to Manipur, every Indian knows that all is not well with the Republic.
Responding to a petition filed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Association for Democratic Reforms and Common Cause, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde, declined to grant a stay on the electoral bonds scheme. The Court gave the Central Government and the Election Commission two weeks’ time to file a reply to the petitions.
Mass protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens have entered their 8th week. They are attracting increasing support within India and abroad, in spite of the lies, slanders, sedition charges and police violence unleashed against the protestors.
On 26th January 2020, on the 71st anniversary of the Indian Republic, protest demonstrations took place in many cities of the US where thousands of people of Indian origin participated. Demonstrations were held particularly in New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and San Francisco having Indian consulates, and at the Indian Embassy in Washington DC. Many other demonstrations took place in other parts of the world.
Thousands of people gathered at the British House of Commons (British Parliament), near the residence of the British Prime Minister on Downing Street at the start of a militant march to the Indian High Commission in Holborn, London.
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.
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.
The 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.