West Bengal: The Neo-Liberal Offensive in Industry and the Workers’ Resistance

April 9, 2007

By Kushal Debnath, Revolutionary Democracy

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The New Economic Policy was adopted by the Narasimha Rao government in 1991 in consonance with the principle of imperialist globalization. This principle propounded by Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh has aggravated the imperialist aggression on our country. Different ‘leftist’ parties including the CPI(M) have cried hoarse against this, but the Left Front government in West Bengal has adopted a new industrial policy in almost full pursuance of the new economic policy of the central government. As a result we find even in this state the working class has been subjected to the most severe attacks as it has been in the rest of the country. The closures or sickness of the industries one after another, appropriation of Provident Fund and E.S.I funds of the workers by industrialists and the stoppage of new employment have become the order of the day.

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