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शेवटची सुरुवात – भांडवली व हिंदुत्ववादी शक्तींच्या सोनेरी स्वप्नांना तडा

मोदी हे देशातील भांडवली व हिंदुत्ववादी शक्तींना पडलेलं सोनेरी स्वप्न होतं. गेली दहा वर्ष या शक्तींनी स्वप्नपूर्तीचा आनंदसोहळा पुरेपूर उपभोगला.  १९९९ ला पूर्ण मुदतीचे सरकार भाजपने चालवले तरी हिंदुत्ववादी व भांडली शक्तींना एवढा खुलेआम अवकाश कधीच मिळाला नव्हता. स्वातंत्र्याच्या अमृतमहोत्सवी कालखंडात त्यांनी तो उपभोगला. यास अजून पाच वर्षाची मुदतवाढ मिळणे हे केवळ औपचारिकता वाटत असताना मात्र आक्रितच घडले. लोकसभा निकालांनी त्यांच्या आनंदावर विरजण घातलें. हे स्वप्न भंग पावले नसले तरी काळवंडले मात्र नक्कीच आहे. हा एका ऐतिहासिक टप्पा आहे. त्यामुळे याचे विश्लेषण करणें व नव्या संदर्भातील आव्हानांचा विचार करणें अपरिहार्य ठरते. read more

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India’s parliamentary election ends myth of invincibility of Modi

The results of one of the most important parliamentary elections in the history of India show a resounding setback for the ruling BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) regime. Given the numbers, the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) coalition, led by Modi, was always likely to form the new government but that does not diminish the message of the mandate. In the run up to elections it was publicised that BJP would win more than 400 out of 544 seats. Exit polls too predicted big win. Notwithstanding such hype the BJP lost sixty-three seats, wining only 240 seats, thirty-two short of a majority. The NDA coalition, led by the BJP, still secured a majority but fell short of three hundred seats. For the opposition coalition, INDIA (The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance), the gains were significant. Far surpassing expectations, it won 233 seats. The myth of invincibility of Modi is broken. Beyond immediate factors, such a major mandate deserves broader analysis. read more

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Peoples' Organisations

May Day Rally – Workers resolve to defeat BJP

On 1st May, Shramik Hakk Andolan, a trade union formed by us (New Socialist Alternative) we celebrated International Labor Day by taking out a rally of workers. This is third consecutive year that we take out a rally. Last year, we had organized 2 rallies, one in the morning and other in the evening since our workers are spread out in different parts of the city. This year we decided to have a one but at a central place in the city. Our objective was to have a united action and more importantly, to organize this in the central area of the city. read more