The Socialist Party (India) has said that the Third Front should be formed on the basis of the socialist ideology and not on the basis of any neo-liberal common minimum program.
THE NATIONAL executive committee meeting of the Socialist Party concluded in Delhi on 16 September 2012. The meeting was inaugurated by the party's national president Bhai Vaidya (former Home Minister, Maharashtra), who further suggested that Third Front should be formed well before the general elections with due deliberations and understanding with genuine democratic, progressive and secular forces.
The Party's general secretary Dr. Prem Singh expressed hope that in the coming days Socialist Party and its ideology will prevail upon the mainstream neo-liberal politics as it is the only party that completely opposes the plundering and carnivorous capitalist imperialism.
The national executive nominated Ekai Achumi, veteran socialist leader from Nagaland, vice president of the party. He will be in-charge of the North-Eastern States. 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.
Socialist party expressed concern that hate politicsm violence, conspiracy, rumour and servility is prevailing upon politics that is value based. The party in a release said 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 of the Socialist Party 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 party demanded that OBCs, particularly most backward castes, also be included as per the concept of social justice.
The Party has directed its state units to conduct mass awareness campaign for the above mentioned demands and offer a day long dharana on any 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.