37. The right to education must also be a rallying point for popular struggles. Privatised schooling and higher education, exorbitant fees, a permanent divide between good quality schools for the rich and poor quality schools for the poor, have all emerged as features of the Indian education system. Struggles against arbitrary fee structures and exploitative school and college managements, by parents and students alike, are being witnessed. We must strive to build popular struggles for the right to equitable schooling through a neighbourhood common school system, and the universal right to public-funded school and higher education.

38. The right to universal food security and housing must also be an essential part of a people’s agenda for development and dignity. The country urgently needs a pro-people policy shift to protect resources and uphold people’s rights, dignity and autonomy, and the party shall work relentlessly to that end.