CPI (ML) RED FLAG On 17th Loksabha Election 2019. -Manifesto- --CPI (ML) Red Flag Central Committee


On 17th Loksabha Election 2019



  The five years of Modi Raj have been such a disaster that it marked a preface to catastrophic fall for the country and the people. The government worked as the sprout and umbrella for hindutwa fascist RSS to execute its job to build up socio-political web with a view to establishing its goal of Hindu Rashtra. It tactfully practiced evasion and subvertion of constitutional institutions such as parliament and even began attacking the constitutional essence in brazen acts. The nation was subject to intensified penetration of International Finance Capital. Faster integration of domestic capital and domestic market with IFC goes on accelerated.   The Modi government was working as an agent of this malicious project of imperialist globalisation all through the last five years of its rule. So, General Election for the 17th Loksabha is historically important and decisive for the existence of Indian Republic and it's constitutional institutions.
Disinvestment of PSUs and Attack upon Working Class and Peasantry 
The Modi government opened the floodgates of disinvestment to the highest point in its history. Indian Railway, Steel Authority of India Ltd.,  BSNL, Defence Industries,  Airports, Sea Ports, Insurance Companies etc were listed for sell out and execution was speeded up. Inorder to keep up the interest of IFC, the corporate houses and the neo-rich, the Modi government refused the farmers' plea to write off debts and to issue fresh loans for fresh crop. Instead, the regime went rabidly for land grab that heavily displaced farmers. Together with this, the market became totally biased towards the farmers and the lower strata of peasantry including poor peasants and share croppers went on perishing in suicides. The regime tried wickedly to sabotage the labour laws in single stroke by freshly notifying a new category in the definition of employment that went against the working-class. It further intensified its predatory policy of opening up provident fund for speculative business. The regime did not pay any attention to the demands of joint TU movement that persistently went for protest marches to the parliament sitting 3 days on Darna and striking work for 48 hours in 2018 and 2019 successively.
Banking 
Indian banking sector was the worst hit during the days of Modi Raj. For the first time in history the banking sector met with loss. Adding to the slow down in manufacturing sector, big fraud committed by monopolies and a number of cronie capitalists, facilitated by political connivance especially by the PM office, aggravated the banking crisis by heaping up NPA to dizzying heights. With more than 10 lakh crore rupees (10 trillion) NPA the banking sector is struggling to survive and even the existence of the SBI is at threat.
Demonetization
 Demonetisation didn't achieve any of the targets that the Modi government had declared. Prime minister Narendra Modi had offered that demonetisation will extinguish the black money regime and fake notes. He emphasized that demonetisation will stop terrorists getting fast cash. Results of the demonetisation proved that nothing of the goals could be achieved. Instead, all the black money got converted into white money through clandestine channels. After a long interval, the Reserve Bank had to declare that currency worth of more than 99% of total value were cleared through banks. At the same time lakhs and lakhs of jobs and entrepreneurship vanished and the whole sector of informal production depleted. People who cued up at the ATM were met with police action and many died standing in the queues.  At the same time, as the latest news made it clear, the ruling party and the institutions governed by it took the advantage and ran clandestine currency changing centres.
GST 
Goods and Services Tax policy was not part of sovereign tax policy of India instead,  was a dictum that was promoted by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and later by the World Trade Organisation WTO. Further, it was designed to serve the purpose of International Finance Capital and Transnational Corporations such as Walmart. The GST regime was designed to put out the federal powers of the states. In effect it was posed against the constitutional provision of a federal India nullifying the powers of the states in deciding and collecting sales tax. 
Unemployment
Unemployment has increased to unprecedented levels during Modi Raj. As per Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) unemployment rate  in March 2019 is 7.89% in the Urban and 6.15% in the rural. It is possible that in the rural it might be actually higher as the agrarian distress got agravated and accurate data collection has become a challenging task. The government is not at all ready to provide any geniune data of the unemployment rate. So far the given data itself is staring the nation in the face as nothing in the vicinity promises relief from the deplorable situation. The depletion in the industrial sector and the distress in agrarian sector is of such scale that future advance of employment rate is not at all possible. The service sector is not at all enough to provide job growth in the expected rate and the sector itself can not expect to do good as the posible global depression is threatening its downfall. 
Bogus Promises 
Modi's  bogus promises began from that of bringing back black money from Swiss Banks and accounting it in every citizen's personnel account upto 15 lakhs each. He was against GST, fuel price hikes etc. In office we saw a prime minister who back tracked from his promises. 
Vigilantes & Assassinations 
Modi Raj was an abetter to assassins who went on methodical executions of eminent  secular democratic intellectuals like Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh. The regime didn't do anything to stop the bestial Cow Vigillantes who went on killing spree against cattle traders those who belonged to religious minorities and Dalits.
'Make in India' 
Its 'Make in India' slogan was proven to be empty and deceitful. Actually, regarding the core sectors and defence industries the Modi government's policy of disinvestment and opening up for MNCs from US and Zionist Israel had made it clear that the government is for unmaking of core PSUs of india. It is this project of  'unmaking India' that was unravelled in the days of Modi Raj.
Mandir Masjid Issue 
During the Modi Raj there was attempt to revive the Mandir Masjid issue. RSS was pursuing it all along and, after BJP forming government in UP, it became a hot subject. The Sangh brigade began to propagate even to go forth without waiting for the SC to give its verdict on the matter.
'Surgical Strike' 
The attempt to resolve the Kashmir issue and the terrorist attacks through military interventions, crossing line of actual control and the border with Pakistan, was done with a tag 'surgical strike'. This had been initiated before Pulwama terror attack and had gone ahead to conduct a cross border aerial bombardment after Pulwama terror attack. This finally ended up with a stalemate as Pakistan taking one of our air force wing commanders captive and releasing him saying it to be 'an act of goodwill'. Now, the actual situation has again come to the point of possible talks with Pakistan, of vigilance against and prevention of terrorist activities with better intelligence and meticulous promptness, and of patient and determined work to expose the patronage being given to terror outfits by Pakistan. 
Foreign Policy 
The foreign policy of the nation had been twisted and manipulated by the Modi government to such extent that it began to follow the line of US-Israel dictum in the region. The PM choosing to stay away from the NAM summit held in Venezuela and to visit Israel had been the most evident act of choice that explicitly marked this shift. It's feeble response to the horrebduos bombing of Gaza that perpetrated military violence over the unarmed people was clearly lacking our steadfast position regarding Palestine issue. The Modi government failed to condemn the bombing of Gaza that killed thousands of civilians including children. Its approach towards the neighbouring countries had been not in conformity with our policy of panchsheel, of consultation and mutual respect with our neighbours. The Doclam issue also was example  to this. 
Economic Reservation 
Modi Raj took up the issue of legislation for 10% reservation for forward castes. The new bill to ammend the constitution was brought feverishly to the houses of parliament in the final session. This was to overcome the verdict of the apex court that the reservation must be limited to 50% of the total opportunities and the other half must be open for all. This was done to cut out 10% from the-open-for-all-50% with a view to give it exclusively for the forward castes with an economic criteria similar to that of creamy layer criterial discretion in backward reservation; amounting it to be forward caste reservation with creamy layer discretion. This move of the regime was to cater the upper caste sections and to curb the demands and  agitations by patidars, Jats, Marathas etc for getting them included into backward caste list. Modi government's move to go for reservation for uppercastes with the garb of economic reservation was extremely retrogressive and a trigger for further animosity among people jeopardizing democratic existence of the nation and its unity. It is blatant violation of the constitution and clear attempt to sabotage reservation as the democratic and constitutional  right.  
Attrocities against Dalits, Adivasis,  Minorities & Women 
Five years of Modi Raj showered attrocities upon dalits, adivasis, minorities and women. Incidents of lynchings of Dalits repeatedly struck news headlines. A nefarious plan was hatched by Maharashtra police to traget Dalits and intellectuals combinedly, framing a 'Bhima Koregaon conspiracy case' and brandishing 124a sedition act against them all. Dalits put up struggles and were repressed; their leaders hunted and jailed. Nation wide unleashing of police against Dalits and number of police firings killing many last year were of clear evidence that the regime was utterly anti-dalit. Fake Encounter killings became daily game of police, especially in Uttar Pradesh. Those who belonged to religious minority communities became pet targets. Women were attacked and raped and such crimes went unpunished. Sriramasenas went on doing cultural policing and vandalizing places which they defined to be places where women should not go.  Paedophiles were protected by police. Khap Panchayats were supported and even promoted. The long pending 33% reservation for women in houses of parliament and legislative assemblies in states was not addressed with effective steps of enactment. 

ALTERNATIVE POLICY 
We are for and will be:
1) Reinstating the Planning commission scraping the NITI AAYOG,
2)  Restoring Long-Term Capital Gains Tax and increasing Securities Transaction Tax, wealth tax for the superrich,
3)  Introducing inheritance tax and corporate tax, 
4)  Reverting GST and establishing sovereign tax regime with due room for federal taxation policy that provides taxation right for the states,
5)  Preventing Full Capital Account Convertibility; bringing provisions for controlling the outflow and inflow of finance capital, 
6)  Prohibiting ways and means of Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs); 
7)  Retarding speculative finance,
8)  Guarding the autonomy of the RBI,
9)  Strengthening RBI's role of control over banks with clear guidelines for banks,
10) Halting the process of issuing licenses for banks in the private sector,
11) Preventing takeover of Indian banks by foreign banks,
12) Preventing further FDI investment in insurance sector,
13) Amending the constitution to include Rights to employment, Right to Healthcare and Right to Education  in the list of fundamental rights,
14) Declaring minimum wage as per the demands of the Joint Trade Union Movement that is 18000/- per month and linking it with living cost index necessitating its time to time fixation accordingly ,
15)  Increasing MNREGA to 200 per year and the wages to 600/- per day,
16)  Reinstating Universal PDS,
17) Re-establishing Statutory Pension,
18) Nationalisation of Petroleum Sector and Energy Sector with price control mechanism under parliamentary suprevision,
19)  Protecting railway, Defence Industries, Steel, BSNL, BANKS, Insurance sectors and all the existing PSUs intact with enhancement programme of revitalization,
20) Changing the pro-corporate mineral policy, scraping the anti national amendments of 2015 and 2016 to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act (1957) act and bringing mining industry into accountability and government control with the PSUs in that sector as the pivotal monopoly force,
21) Stopping the sell out of sea ports and airports and making suitable legislations for protecting these national assets,
22) Envisaging and executing policy of incorporating PSUs, Producing  Cooperatives, Marketing Cooperatives and other forms of associated production in hand-in-hand operations, inclusive of formation of consortiums at various levels, in the  agrarian production and related industrial production that dovetails into it,
23)  Implementing Minimum Support Price as immediate step of compensatory action and, 
24) Establishing National procurement system of edibles and all the agricultural crops with declared procurement prices every year,
25) Establishing Women's Cooperative movement with emphasis on agriculture value addition industries and other modern means of manufacturing,
26) Establishing special portfolio for fisheries and implementing Cooperative Consortium that includes cooperatives in catching, preserving, processing, food production and marketing inclusive of domestic distribution and exports,
27) Envisaging a healthy and progressive policy of animal husbandry nullifying retrogressive social taboos and parochialism,
28) Making legislation for 33% women reservation in both the houses of parliament and all the legislative assemblies in the states, 
29) Forming special tribunals for providing justice for women in cases of attrocities against them, 
30) 50% women reservation in central state services including uniformed forces under home department,
31) and implementing policy to enhance women's representation in judiciary,
32) Forming and implementing policy for induction of women in armed forces in all ranks,
33) Implementing adequate measures for gender equality with inclusive policy for transgenders,
34) Enhancing government spending in public health to 5% of GDP and disbursing the same with primacy and preference to rural health incorporating LSG as co-acting agency and enhancing the primary health centres to the level of village hospitals with free supply of life saving drugs and other services,
35) Enhancing Public educational system with better schools and higher education institutions, with modern facilities including digital equipping and making mother-tongue as the medium of education,
36) Increasing public expenditure to be 6 per cent of GDP with targetted spending for rural areas and higher education on vocational education,
37) Ending communalization and commercialization  of education system and ensure its secular and democratic character,
38)  Recasting pedegogical perception and cariculam anchored on child centred education, 
39) Implementating Universal PDS with 35 kg food grains for each family,
40) Drawing Pro-people Food policy with emphasis to erradication of starvation and malnutrition of the marginalized sections such as Adivasis Dalits, poor peasantry with emphasis of action to cover women and children in this segment; giving special emphasis to the rural area,
41) Retaining Foreign policy based on Non Alignment and Panchsheel, taking stand against imperialist interventionism, proxy-wars, policy of aggression, racism, forms of apartheid like that being perpetrated by Zionist Israel in occupied Palestinian territory, striving for healthy relations with neighbouring countries, for solving issues including questions regarding borders territories and other matters with neighbouring nations through mutual dialogues, for keeping away from international military alliances and joint excercises with the US Zionist Israel and allies,
42) Having intact sovereign defense policy for defending the integrity of the nation respecting, advocating and acting for international fraternity an peace,
43) Keeping defense industrial system in wholly  state owned sector guarding it from hostile interventions and attempted penetrations from forces of International Finance Capital such as US military industrial complex and Zionist Israel"s weapon industries and interests of weapon trade,
44) Striving for resolving KASHMIR issue through dialogues and winning the people's hearts,
45) Keeping vigil regarding resolving Environmental question, freeing the government apparatus to keep environmental protection from maladies of corruption and nepotism, striving for the scientific implementation of Gadgil committee directives to protect Western ghats, 
46) Scraping section 124A of Indian penal code, which is a colonial draconian provision that had been used by British colonial forces,
47) Scraping UAPA which is being used for inhuman detention of those who have dissent against government's views,
48) Constituting judicial inquiry regarding Pulwama Terror attack and related matters,
49) Doing thorough investigation of  Pulwama Terror attack and other terror attacks like it; and, for wielding a scientific policy and modus operandi in investigation upon and prevention of terrorist hits, including the safron variety of terror attacks like Samjyutha Express bombing,
50) Resorting strict measures to stop fake encounters by uniformed forces and constituting thorough and independent system of inquiry regarding such matters and be punishing the rogue deeds if happens,  of the uniformed forces meticulously with utmost impartiality.
51) Enhancing law enforcement measures for preventing attrocities against Dalits and Adivasis,
52) Ensuring reservation for all Dalits  and implementing reservation in private sector  too,
53) scraping the constitutional amendment enacted for providing economic reservation for  forward castes upholding the cardinal principles and perspective of the constitution regarding reservation,
54) enacting suited legislation to include 'The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006' in ninth schedule and protect the same from judicial review or adverse judicial orders,
55) enacting law to prevent contract farming by corporate capital that takes over land utilisation for corporate profiteering in agriculture that amounts to purging farmers from agrarian production,
56) making legislation to protect irrigated agricultural land, paddy and wheat fields, and wet land from any kind of conversion to change its said basic character and utility,
57) preventing any legislation to make negative changes to 'The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013' that amounts to nullifying the right of the land owners to have informed consultation regarding acquisition and their right to hold the land against acquisition; and, for enhancing the merits of the said law further in benefit to the peasants and dwelling owners of the land.

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