(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 19, 2012
Food Security Movement
THE Maharashtra state
committee of the
CPI(M) at its meeting held on
had given a call to all district committees to plan various
forms of struggle
actions during July 30 to August 3, as part of the countrywide
movement of the four Left parties. Accordingly, struggle
included holding of conventions, conducting morchas and
were held in 20 districts of the state. Around 40,000 persons
these actions. Except for the programmes held in Mumbai,
In Mumbai, CPI(M) and CPI jointly staged a dharna at Azad Maidan on July 31. Hundreds of people participated in the programme despite heavy rains. A delegation later submitted a memorandum to Rationing Controller. Prominent among those who participated in the action include CPI(M) central committee member K L Bajaj, CPI(M) Mumbai secretary, Mahendra Singh, CPI Mumbai secretary Sukumar Damle, CPI(M) leaders Kishore Theckedath, Sayeed Ahmed, Vivek Monterio, S K Rege, Shailendra Kamble and Sonia Gill. Earlier, from July 24 to 30, leaflet distribution programmes and street-corner demonstrations were held at many places in the city and suburbs. Around 30,000 leaflets were distributed and nearly 1000 persons participated in the democstrations.
In Thane district,
demonstrations were staged in front of Tahasildar offices at
Jawhar, Dahanu, Shahapur, Wada, Mokhada, and at
In Solapur, a 3000 strong demonstration was held in front of district collector’s office on August 1 and among the participants included CPI(M) state committee members M H Shaikh, Siddhappa Kalshetty, Nasima Shaikh and other district committee members. In Nanded district, demonstrations were held in front of district collector’s office and Tahasildar’s offices at Kinwat, Mahur, Mukhed and Diloli. Overall 3400 persons participated in these programmes. CPI(M) state secretariat member Vijay Gabhane, district secretary Arjun Aade and others were among the participants.
In Beed district, the CPI(M) staged a rally to district collector’s office in which over 1500 persons participated. It was led by CPI(M) district secretary P S Ghatge and others. In Ahmednagar district, conventions were organised at Rajur, Katel, Shendi, Sangamner during July 22 to 25 in which over 1000 persons participated. Memorandums were submitted to Tahasildars at Akole and Sangamner on August 3. In Yavatmal, CPI(M) organised a 1000 strong rally to district collector’s office led by Party district secretary Shankarrao Danav on August 3.
Similarly actions were