Saturday, May 2, 2009

May Day - Struggles the only way for emancipation

Hyderabad, May 1, 2009 (INN): On the occasion of May day, B V Raghavulu, secretary of Andhra Pradesh State Committee of the CPI(M), gave a call to the working class to wage relentless struggles unitedly, imbibing the spirit of May day and irrespective of political affiliations, for solving various problems confronting the people. After hoisting the Red flag at the Party’s state heaquarters, M.B. Bhavan, he made it clear that the Party would continue struggles on the issues of the working class and the people in general, irrespective of the political parties that would come to power in the State. Explaining the significance of May day, the credit for uniting the working class, irrespective of castes, religions and regions went to it, Raghavulu said. As a result of the financial crisis, workers and employees in many countries of the world lost jobs and employment and suffering a lot and starvation deaths are increasing, he explained. The central and state governments are not coming to the rescue of our people and workers who have lost jobs as a result of the financial crisis, while the capitalist class and corporate houses are working for their profits only, ignoring the problems of the working class, Raghavulu said. It is the responsibility of the governments to see to it that companies do not reduce mandays and wages to the workers and employees, he stressed. Cautioning that terrorism is increasing internationally and that it is our responsibility to see that the impact terrorism in our neighbouring countries does not fall on our country, Raghavulu said we have to extend our solidarity to the countries which are fighting against terrorism. State secretariat member of the CPI(M) Y Venkateswara Rao, other leaders and workers of the Party, CITU, SFI, DYFI, AIDWA, KVPS, AWWAZ and other mass organisations participated in the May day programme.

May day was observed at M H Bhavan, the headquarters of Prajasakti Telugu daily. S Veeraiah, state president of CITU, hoisted the Red flag. Addressing a meeting organised on the occasion under the presidentship of B Tulasidas, news editor of Prajasakti, Veeraiah made it clear that struggles would increase if problems of the workers are not solved by the party that would come to power. As long as capitalism and exploitation continue, struggles of the people would increase, he said. Veeraiah explained that strikes in various countries, including India, have been increasing over the years. S. Vinay Kumar, editor of Prajasakti, made it clear that the people would dislodge the governments that would do harm to their interests. Just as the people defeated the NDA government and elected the UPA government, they would defeat the latter also for its failure to solve their problems and that there are indications that a government of the third front would emerge at the centre, he said. V Krishnaiah, general manager of Prajasakti, explained that there would be the impact of financial crisis on our country in the coming days. He stressed on the need for wagiang struggles for emncipation of 75 crore workers in our country. (MVR)

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