EDITORIAL

On the 46th Anniversary of CPI(ML) Foundation

All for a Bigger, Stronger and More Dynamic Party Organisation Having Closer Ties with the Masses and Greater Unity with Diverse Democratic Forces 22 April, 2015 marks the forty-sixth anniversary of the foundation of the CPI(ML). It goes without saying that

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The Janata Merger: Desperate Leaders, Disinterested Supporters

The proposed merger of six parties of the Janata parivar seems to have run into rough weather. While Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav would like us to believe that the merger has already taken place, senior SP leaders have ruled

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Jharkhand and J&K Election Results and the Modi Sarkar’s Continuing Corporate and Communal Offensive

With the declaration of the results of the last leg of 2014 elections, the BJP has predictably added Jharkhand to its kitty even as it emerged as the second largest party in a highly polarised and fragmented Jammu & Kashmir. While this

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Punish the Perpetrators of Communal Violence in the Name of ‘Gharwapsi’

The BJP MP Adityanath has said that the Babri Masjid demolition was a show of Hindu unity, and a similar show of unity is needed to ensure the ‘Gharwapsi’ (return home) of all Christians, Muslims and other minorities in India.

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Hate-Speech Reflects BJP’s Ideology and Politics, Not Niranjan Jyoti’s Social Background

Campaigning for the BJP towards the Delhi Assembly elections, the Modi Government's Minister of State for Food Processing, asked voters to choose between a Government of 'Ramzade' (sons of Ram) and 'Haramzade' (bastards). This was not just a case of

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Ferguson and the Rationalisation of Racial Murder

Yet again, America’s racist underbelly has been exposed: the murder of an 18-year old unarmed black boy by a police officer was followed by systematic state-sponsored efforts to subvert justice and protect the police officer. Last week, a ‘grand

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Resisting the Modimix of Corporate Plunder and Communal Venom

‘Government that cares for the poor, government that lives for the poor’ – this is how Narendra Modi had described his would-be government addressing newly elected party MPs in his first speech in the central hall of Parliament. That was on 20

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Chhattisgarh Sterilization Massacre

The deaths of 15 women in a sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh are an indictment of the criminal complicity of the Chhattisgarh Government in a corrupt and callous healthcare regime. They are also a wake-up call for the entire country, about the

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Modi’s Cabinet : Green Signal to Crime, Corruption, and Communal Hate-Speech

Narendra Modi’s latest expansion of his Cabinet brings the total strength of Ministers to 66. The compulsions of accommodating leaders from a variety of states, castes and allied parties triumphed over the initial claims of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’. What

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Communal Politics in Delhi

The Delhi Assembly elections are to be held in the next few months. And, even before the official announcement of the elections, communal tensions have been systematically stoked in the city by India’s ruling political party in collusion with

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Black Money and the BJP’s Double Standards

Repatriation of black money stashed away in illegal foreign bank accounts was a key theme of the BJP’s victorious 2014 election campaign. In speech after speech leader after BJP leader promised to repatriate black money held in foreign banks in 100

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Modi’s ‘Good Governance’ : Authoritarian Pro-Corporate and Communal Offensive

In an ominous sign for India’s democracy, the Modi Government is displaying contempt for all democratic structures and bodies, to ram through its pro-corporate policies and its ‘Hindu Rashtra’ at one and the same time. On the one hand,

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