Thursday, 14 December 2017

लगातार दरकते जन-समर्थन के बीच, नेपाली मेंशेविकों की जीत, राजनीतिक संकट को और तेज़ करेगी!

- राजेश त्यागी/ १४.१२.२०१७


नेपाल में चौथी संघीय संसद के २७५ सदस्यों वाले निचले सदन, ‘प्रतिनिधि सभा’ के लिए २६ नवम्बर और ७ दिसंबर को दो चरण में मतदान संपन्न हुआ. २७५ में से १६५ सीटों के लिए सीधे ‘एकल सदस्यीय क्षेत्र’ के आधार पर चुनाव हुआ जबकि ११० सीटों के लिए ‘एकल राष्ट्रीय क्षेत्र’ के आधार पर पार्टीगत आनुपातिक प्रणाली से चुनाव हुआ. सभी मतदाताओं ने, दोनों प्रणालियों में, दो अलग-अलग बैलट पत्रों के जरिए मतदान किया. २०१३ में मौजूद २४० चुनाव क्षेत्रों को, इस बार १६५ में पुनर्संगठित कर लिया गया था, जो व्यवस्था अगले दो दशक मान्य रहेगी. ११० सीटें पार्टियों के बीच राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर उनके पक्ष में कुल वोटों के अनुपात में विभाजित होंगी, जिसमें सीट हासिल करने के लिए पार्टी को कुल मतों का न्यूनतम ३% अनिवार्य रूप से चाहिए.

शनिवार रात घोषित हुए नतीजों में स्तालिनवादी नेकपा (संयु.माले) और नेकपा (माओवादी) के वाम गठबंधन को स्पष्ट बहुमत हासिल हो गया, जबकि नेपाली कांग्रेस के नेतृत्व वाले दक्षिणपंथी मोर्चे को पराजय का सामना करना पड़ा.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Resorting to Demagogy, Hypocrisy and Bigotry, Parties of Capitalism, Lock Horns in Gujarat Assembly Polls!


-Rajesh Tyagi/ 10.12.2017

First phase of polls to Gujarat Assembly is over yesterday with a heavy 68% turnout of voters. Poll results will be announced on December 18.

Polls were scheduled to take place on 9 and 14 of this month for 182 seats in the unicameral Assembly, out of which 13 are reserved for scheduled castes and 27 for schedule tribes.

In view of the heavy voter churnout, Psephologists would predict an anti-incumbency wave. Albeit the corporate media is potraying a clear win for BJP in the polls.

Since the announcement of the polls, the two rightwing parties of the Indian elite, Congress and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), have resorted to a dogfight raking up the issues that hardly relate to the needs of the workers and toilers. Both parties have made zealous efforts to sideline these issues to appeal to most backward sentiments of the electorate based on caste and religion. Issues like widening gap between the rich and the poor, price hike, communalism, rising crime, widening unemployment etc. have been put on backburner.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Stalinists Resort to Reactionary Campaign on Language


- Rajesh Tyagi and Rajinder Kumar/ 18.11.2017

India has been home to a variety of reactionary and sectarian movements based on identities that relate to caste, religion, language etc.

Recent in the chain is the campaign by ‘Students for Society’ (SFS) in Punjab University, appealing to state and local authorities, to impart prominence to Punjabi language on the campus as against English and Hindi.

SFS is a nationally oriented student organization influenced by the program and politics of Stalin and Mao.  

In the not so distant past, a similar diehard linguistic campaign to reinforce Punjabi language as against Hindi and English was launched by the communal reactionary Khalistani movement. SFS is echoing the same while basing itself upon similar intransigent sentiments of the backward mass.

This campaign, in essence is an appeal to spurn English and Hindi in favour of local language, Punjabi.

The impulse for the campaign comes from the regressive sentiment that envisages an aversion to internationalism, convergence of peoples and cultures and in opposition to it calls for adherence to regionalism.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Amidst the Lies and Zig-Zags of Indian State, China Continues to Construct the Road in Doklam

- Anurag Pathak/ 9.10.2017


Barely a month since the stand-off with India at the Sikkim border, the Chinese army is found constructing a road on the Doklam Plateau, just 10 km from the location of the last conflict.

A shamefaced NDTV, that had joined chorus with other corporate channels a few weeks back to promote the manufactured lie that China has backtracked from Doklam, reported on October 5, “Thwarted in its last attempt, China has now shifted its unused road construction material North and East of the face-off site. Road construction workers brought into the area are accompanied by upto 500 soldiers though there are no indicators that these soldiers will be permanently based in the area - the Chinese town of Yatung, which is less than 20 km away as the crow flies, is a few hours by road and accommodates them. Neither are there signs of permanent structures to accommodate Chinese soldiers in the area which is snow-bound and bitterly cold in the winter”

Sunday, 8 October 2017

आखिर क्यों मार्क्सवादियों को अवश्य ही अम्बेडकर और अम्बेडकरवाद का विरोध करना चाहिए?

-राजेश त्यागी/ १६.४. २०१५  
हिंदी अनुवाद: रजिंदर, कल्पेश डोबरिया 


मायावती से पासवान तक, और ढसाल से जीतन राम तक, सभी अंबेडकरवादियों का पूंजीवाद और उसकी राजनैतिक सत्ता के आज्ञाकारी दलालों के तौर पर पर्दाफाश हो गया है। उनकी विश्वासघाती भूमिका, गरीबों और वंचितों के लिए उनकी झूठी लफ्फाजी के बावजूद, गरीबों और निम्न जातियों की जनता के तबकों को अमीरों और अभिजातों की सत्ता के पीछे बांधने में ही निहित है। 

यहां हम उन प्रमुख मुद्दों को रेखांकित कर रहे हैं, जो हम क्रान्तिकारी मार्क्सवादियों और अम्बेडकरवादियों के बीच विवाद के सार को इंगित करेंगे-

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Defiant Authorities at BHU Threaten Students of More Police Violence After Recent Lathicharge

- Anurag Pathak/ 23.9.2017


Amidst spiraling student agitation on the BHU campus, against savage police repression unleashed upon the students last night, and in its wake, the anti-government protests across the country catching momentum, the Varsity administration has issued marching out orders to students, asking them to vacate the hostels by 4 pm today or face more stern action by PAC, the armed constabulary.    

Last night, police has brutally lathicharged the protesting students of Banaras Hindu University who had continued to protest for the fourth day against molestation of a female student inside the campus. Dozens of students, majority of them girls, have got admitted to hospital after they suffered multiple injuries during this predatory police operation.

The molestation incident had triggered protest of students against the University administration for its callousness in taking any action and blaming the victim, instead.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

On Bullet Train and Sardar Sarovar Dam

- Rajesh Tyagi/18.9.2017


Last week was witness to two major events in India, that would give a facelift to its capitalist development - one, inauguration of a project of bullet train, the rapid rail transport, connecting the cities of Bombay and Ahmedabad and the other start of Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada.

The two projects are critical to historically belated and subsequently retarded capitalist development in India.

Like the British were forced by the course of development of history and against their free will to industrialize India including introduction of trains in it, the Indian capitalist rulers, despite their far limited resources, are forced to take it further, even at greater pace.

Taking power in 1947 as clients of world Imperialism, Indian bourgeoisie had little to their coffers. The roadmap they fantasized about for an independent capitalistic development did not fruition under the strangulation of world imperialism. The Nehruvian model, based on the program of an independent capitalistic development, a mix of state monopoly and private enterprise, started to crumble even before its take-off, in the face of neo-liberal offensive of world capitalism.