--classstrugggle-flipmag CS Jan-2019 MKP

Vol. 11, Issue : 1 January 2019 Intensifying Class Struggles is the only way out! The elections to the five state assemblies had completed with the defeat of BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and the regional parties coming to power in Telangana and Manipur. The Congress was able to capture power in three states it made a poor show in Telangana. These elections took place after four and a half years rule by the BJP at the centre. The demonitisation, followed by the imposition of GST had devastated the peasant economy and manufacturing sectors, particularly small scale industries, which is the backbone of manufacturing and employment in India. Consequently agricultural crisis deepened further. The economy could not generate employment opportunities. This is the result of continuation of the implementation of imperialist dictats by the Narendra Modi government. To divert the attention of people from these anti- people policies, the BJP raked up communal hatred with gau raksha, love jihad and brutal attacks on religious minorities. More than 100 incidents of killing and arson occurred during the BJP rule in the name of saving Hinduism. The fascistic type of propaganda and methods were adopted to crush the opposition to these policies. During these more than four years, the BJP did not attempt to solve even a single problem faced by various classes such as agricultural crisis, unemployment, rather it intensified them further. The people are seething with discontent and anger. It got expressed in the massive demonstrations by farmers and workers demanding resolution of their problems. In this context, the elections to five state assemblies came as a prelude to the general elections to the Parliament to be held in 2019. The main opposition party the Congress took up corruption under BJP rule and agrarian ‘distress’ as the main plank of its election campaign. It unabashedly blamed BJP for all ills knowing well that these were the continuation of policies pursued by it. One clear example is GST. During the last elections many state governments announced loan waiver to farmers. This time also all the parties announced loan waiver and hike of Minimum support price to some degree or other. Here the ruling class parties are not for the resolution of agrarian crisis. Their policies are aimed at alienating the peasantry from their land to hand over it to the corporate farming. At the same time they use the high sounding schemes only to make the peasantry believe in the so-called development path charted by them. After the elections and as part of preparations for coming Lok Sbha elections, the ruling class parties are playing the same card. The Congress party came out with a promise to implement loam waiver to farmers if it comes to power at the centre. According to news reports the BJP is contemplating to formulate a scheme in the lines of that implemented by the Telangana government that is, giving input assistance to the farmers. Narendra Modi showed one-up-man ship when he made his cabinet to approve 10 per cent reservations in education and employment to economically weaker sections. As the employment opportunities are dwindling in the organized sector and government sector and as the criterion for the economically weaker section encompasses almost Organ of the Central Committee of CPI(ML)