Archive for March, 2015

Founding Conference of the All India People’s Forum (AIPF)

March 22, 2015

Land-Food-Livelihood – Resist Corporate Loot!

Call of Every Village, Every Town –

Company Raj Down, Down!


Movement Groups Come Together

For People’s Rights,

Against Corporate-Communal Offensive


A range of concerned citizens, mass organizations, social movements, trade unions and political parties have come together to form the All India People’s Forum (AIPF) to take on the offensive of communal and pro-corporate policies.



Founding Conference of the All India People’s Forum (AIPF)

March 8, 2015


Founding Conference of the

All India People’s Forum (AIPF)

14-15 March, 2015

Ambedkar Bhawan, Delhi (near RK Ashram Metro Station)

Followed by

Jan Sansad (People’s Parliament)

16 March, 2015 (11 AM onwards)

Parliament Street
Dear Friends,

Ten months ago Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India promising to reduce prices, check corruption, bring back black money and usher in good times for the country. 2014 is over and we are now in 2015. Do we see the Modi government moving towards fulfilment of those wonderful poll promises? The answer is a big NO.


Budget 2015: Bonanza for the Rich, Bitter Austerity Pill for Others

March 8, 2015

Whichever way one looks at the first full-fledged budget of the Modi government, three features would stand out in bold relief. The budget has certainly handed out a big bonanza to the corporate sector – may not be as big a bonanza as would make the share market jump in joy, but a substantial bonanza nevertheless. That there are sharp cuts in social spending is another fact that stares everybody in the face. MNREGA may have escaped the kind of cut many had apprehended, but the axe has fallen heavily on every other item. But if the budget has added to the disappointment of one section of the people, it is the section which had voted in a big way for the BJP in the last Lok Sabha elections – the burgeoning Indian middle class. It is the middle class that along with the poor and the deprived will bear the burden of the 2015-16 budget – the 1.5% hike in service tax will pinch the middle class in every step of life.