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The Politburo of CPI(M) has issued the following statement:

“The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an order authorizing ten Central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”.

This is a brazen attack on the fundamental right to privacy given to every citizen by our Constitution. This order goes against the spirit of Supreme Court judgements on telephone tapping guidelines, the right to privacy judgement and the Aadhar judgement. The track record of this government in harassing and persecuting citizens who do not share the RSS/BJP viewpoint is there for everyone to see. Individuals have been picked up for social media posts which are seen as being inimical to their image.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that this order must be rescinded immediately.

Double Loot of People’s Money

The government has sought, once again, Parliament’s approval to give Rs. 41,000 crores more to the public sector banks to recapitalize them. This will take the total recapitalizing amount to Rs. 1,06,000 crore this year.The banking crisis is being caused by the Modi government’s patronage to their cronies to take loans and then leave the country. Instead of making efforts to recover these loans, more public money is being pumped in to finance this loot of public money. This is the double loot of the hard-earned savings of the Indian people.

Till date, the Modi government has not revealed the list of crony capitalists and how much they have borrowed. This lack of transparency deepens the suspicion of the patronage being provided by the Modi government to such loot of public money.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the list of such crony capitalists be made public and steps initiated to recover these amounts.”