5-state assembly elections


I am writing to thank you for carrying the article titled `Assembly Elections in five states in Nov-Dec 2013: The political and economic system needs to be changed, not merely the party in power' in the November 1-15, 2013 issue of MEL. It is a piece with a concrete analysis of the ground realities of India. Indeed, no clear picture of the situation in India can arise of unless it is based on the recognition that India is in an advanced phase of capitalist development, with most unfolding phenomena based on the contradictions within that system, and the contradictions between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The electoral scene is one in which these contradictions play themselves out in very sharp relief.

Nothing can hide the fact that India is a country with one of the worst human development indices on the planet, with more than half the world's slave population living within its boundaries.

In particular, the five states that are going to the polls now rank among the worst off in the country. This stems from the fact that the bourgeoisie reaps all the riches while the bulk of the population lives in deprivation and poverty, irrespective of which party is in power.

The article points out in a sharp and analytical manner that the root cause of the problem is that the existing economic and political system is one in which the power lies in the hands of the bourgeoisie. As the article points out, it is crucial that the revolutionary transformation of the economic and political system be carried out, first by uniting the all those who want to change it.

Indeed, the CGPI has put forth this alternative program to orient the economy and to guarantee the people's rights, Such a program can result from a new constitution of the country that would guarantee that the people are the rulers, with features such as enabling laws and enforcing mechanisms to ensure inviolability of laws, right to select and recall candidates, etc.

That there is a deep crisis in the camp of the bourgeoisie is evident from the fact that they are again resorting to divisive politics, a major weapon in their hands. The CGPI's call to reject such politics and its call to all political forces to join in order to achieve the empowerment of the people under these circumstances must be commended.


A. Narayan, Bangalore


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8 Jan General Strike

Call of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee

The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.

Hum Hain Iske Malik! Hindostan Humara!

Election manifesto of a CGPI supported candidate for Lok SabhaParties 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 2014Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

There 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.

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