Politburo Member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Brinda Karat remarks on the Union Budget and its iniquitous nature. The following is a transcript of her speech in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion of the Union Budget.
The proposed Food Security Act is flawed. The PDS should be made universal, as it was prior to the targeted system introduced in the 1990s as part of the neo-liberal agenda.,writes Brinda Karat.
International Women’s Day, a day celebrated throughout the world to express solidarity with women’s struggles for equality has a special significance this year in the context of the global financial crisis and the added burdens on the working people. If women’s emancipation is
linked to women’s economic independence through productive work, then the current economic recession will badly impact on the gains made, however slender in this direction.
Surely the elimination of hunger should be a top national priority. Boasts of high economic growth rates matter little when such a pattern of growth is accompanied by an alarming growth in hunger says Brinda Karat
Brinda Karat's critique of the World Economic Forum's gender gap index report 2008.
The aggressive defence by the Shiv Sena of the terrorist activities of people acting in the name of Hindutva, combined with the BJP's refusal to condemn these activities, represent a danger mark in the political response to the rising tide of bomb attacks and violence against innocents. Any effort to give terrorism a communal colour will surely spell disaster for our country. Writes Brinda Karat. Courtesy: TOI, 11th Nov '08
Brinda Karat, CPI(M) MP and Polit Bureau member has written the following letter to union home minister Shivraj Patil on September 8, 2008 urging strong action against the Bajrang Dal and the VHP for their terroristic activities.