CPI(M) to fight anti-people policies

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has resolved to organise sustained struggles, unifying secular and democratic forces, to mount pressure on the government to change its “anti-working class” and “anti-people” policies.

Addressing an impressive gathering at the conclusion of the 21st Party Congress here on Sunday, the new party general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, outgoing general secretary Prakash Karat and other senior leaders expressed concern over the communal tendencies being displayed by the “right-wing reactionary forces” headed by the BJP that was posing a threat to the unity of the country.

The party has vowed to widen and intensify the resistance against the Union government’s policies.

Mr. Yechury said the government’s moves to burden the people on different counts continued unabated owing to the pro-corporate economic policies pursued aggressively by the Narendra Modi government even as there were challenges such as attacks on minorities.

While the public sector undertakings in the country were denied orders, the government was pumping huge amounts that were benefiting corporates abroad.

He said the CPI(M) was not seeking any tax hikes, but wanted the government to stop its moves to dole out concessions to corporates in the name of tax rebates that could save huge amounts.

“While burden on the common man continues, the BJP and the RSS-led Hindutva forces are resorting to dirtiest vote-bank politics seeking to consolidate Hindu communal votes,” he said.

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