Good times (Achche din)

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Forbes magazine recently published its annual list of dollar billionaires in India, i.e., people with wealth of Rs. 6500 crores or more, in 2016. As per the Forbes list, the number of billionaires in India increased by 20 percent to 101 during the year. The country with the world’s largest number of poor now has the fourth largest number of billionaires. The wealth of these 101 biggest capitalists exceeds 300 billion dollars (around 20lakh crore rupees). If this wealth is distributed among 25 crore families, i.e., nearly the entire population of the country, each family will get Rs. 80,000. The wealth of these capitalists is enough to provide proper houses for 50 crore people. The wealth of these capitalists is also enough to provide piped drinking water and toilet to every family of the country.

When most workers and farmers have been struggling due to stagnant or falling real wages and income, the wealth of the biggest 25 capitalists of the country grew at three times higher rate than the GDP growth rate during 2016. That means a large part of the surplus value created by the toil of workers and farmers has been pocketed by these big capitalists.

Both UPA and NDA governments have pursued policies to keep enriching the super-rich by pauperising the poor. Fifty richest Indians have as much wealth as the bottom 70 percent Indians, according to a report by Oxfam. The share of wealth of the bottom 70 percent Indians has fallen to 7 percent by 2016 from 13.9 percent in 2000, as per a Credit Suisse Report. The Modi government has definitely ensured good times (achche din) for the biggest capitalists of the country by further increasing the exploitation of workers and peasants.

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

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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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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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

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Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

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