In a resolution, the Socialist Party expressed deep concern stating that politics of hate, violence, conspiracy, rumour and servility is prevailing upon politics that is value based. It lamented that most of the mainstream political parties and leaders indulge in communalism, casteism, parochialism, money-power, muscle-power and family lineage tactics.
The National Executive Committee demanded that the two bills moved in the Rajya Sabha, viz Women’s Reservation and Reservation in promotions for SC/ST be passed as early as possible. The OBCs, particularly most backward castes, also be included as per the concept of social justice. The party condemned threats and torturous messages sent out by some forces targeting the students and working people of the north-eastern states or persons belonging to other states, it said in a press release. It also condemned the violence by miscreants at Mumbai, Lucknow and Allahabad. The party appeals to the people, youth and students in particular, not to be swayed by narrow interests and treat all the citizens as our valued brothers and sisters.
The party directed its state units to conduct mass awareness campaign for the above mentioned demands and offer dharana (any one day) from 2nd to 12th October 2012. The state units of the party should mobilize citizens for Right to Education Satyagrha on 28th November 2012 i.e. Mahatma Phule Remembrance Day.
Expressed strong opposition to the declaration of the UPA government to implement the pending decision of allowing 51% FDI in retail sector, the party warned that it would be disastrous not only for the retailers and farmers of the country but also for the cultural ethos of the Indian society. It will further endanger our constitutional sovereignty.
The national executive decided to support and participate in the bandh organised by various organisations and political parties on 20 September to oppose UPA government's decision of 51% FDI in retail trade.
The National Executive Committee demanded that the decision of allowing 51% FDI in retail sector must be scrapped forever; roll back the increased prices of diesel, gas and kerosene; imports of oil and gold be curtailed by 25 % for two years; all cars used by the administrative staff and the ministers etc. must be locked in the garage once a week; the Governments, both Central and State, should stop purchase of new cars for two years; a strict discipline should be applied on air travels by leaders and bureaucrats from the public exchequer; and a ten per cent cut in the salaries and allowances of higher officials, right from the President of the Republic down to class two officers, should be brought into effect.
The Party is of the view that all talk of replacing PDS by cash vouchers must be stopped. PDS must be fortified by plugging pilferage and farmers must be assured remunerative prices for their produce. PDS is a solid concomitant of it.
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