Exposure by Retired CEC: Note ban ineffective in checking black money

On December 3, recently retired Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat gave a statement to the media that the note ban on November 2016 was ineffective in curbing the use of black money in elections in India.

"After demonestisation it was thought that misuse of money during election will be brought down. But it couldn't be proved on basis of the data of the seizures. Compared to previous elections, there were more seizures in the same states," Rawat told ANI. He said that it appears that the political class and their financiers have no dearth of money. "As far as black money used in elections is concerned, there was no check on it," he added.

Rawat’s statement exposes the utter falsity of the claim made by PM Modi and his government that the note ban was aimed at unearthing black money. It exposes the fact that that while the note ban caused devastation for crores of working people, it has in no way diminished the use of money power by the ruling class, headed by about 150 monopoly capitalist houses, in influencing the outcome of elections, i.e. in determining which political party or coalition can be entrusted to run the government and best serve their interests.

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Dec 16-31 2018    Political-Economy    Economy     2018   

PARTY DOCUMENTS

Election manifesto of a CGPI supported candidate for Lok Sabha

 

Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.

The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the program for the Navnirman of India.

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5th Congress DocumentThe Report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted by the Fifth Congress of the CGPI, held in November 2016. By decision of the Fifth Congress, this report has been edited for publication.

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Click to Download PDFThe first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.

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These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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Manifesto 2014There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program. However, the working class is being prevented from realizing its potential as the leader of all the exploited, and as the grave-digger of capitalism, by those in the communist movement who are spreading harmful illusions and compromising the class struggle.

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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