Welfare Party of India held its Federal Executive Committee Meeting in New Delhi on 28th & 29th November 2020. Members from 11 states participated in the meeting and various issues confronting the nation were discussed and resolutions were passed.
A meeting of Parliamentary Board took place in New Delhi on 29th November 2020 and it was decided that the Party will contest Assembly elections in the states of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
1. Current Political situation The Welfare Party of India felt that the present political scenario in the country has reached to a pinnacle of degeneration, where the real issues and the constitutional bindings which seek to protect the fundamental, political and civil rights of the people are not respected.
The rampant polarisation for electoral benefits, communal politics and jingoism is weakening the polity in the country, equally disappointing is the role of the secular parties who have failed miserably in checking the fascist BJP party on one hand and on the other hand are falling in trap to the narrative set by the communal BJP party and are towing its line.
Many laws enacted in the parliament in the lockdown period with out proper debate/discussion include the Codification of labour laws, National Education Policy2029, Environment Impact Assessment Act 2020, New Electricity Act 2020 etc, are devoid of constitutional provisions and legal safeguards, without proper scrutiny, resulting in the poor and weak laws do not meet the aspirations of the nation.
The shrinking spaces of dissent which are the safety valve of a healthy democracy is a matter of concern.
The Fascist BJP government in the centre and in the state of Uttar Pradesh is demonising those who dared to dissent and speak up against the government’s contentious laws and policies.
A large number of Student, Muslim, Dalit, Tribal, Leftist, Intellectuals and Human Right Activists are subjected to preventive detention, surveillance, arrests on grave charges of sedition, criminal defamation & terrorism and their properties are confiscated, and are subjected to harrassment.
WPI strongly condemned it and demanded the government to stop all such illegal and unconstitutional methods to suppress dissent and release all the innocents illegally detained/arrested and give them suitable compensation.
2. Farmers Agitation
The deep anguish,anger and concern with which our farmers are marching to the national capital barring all obstacles in the form of barricades, barbed wire fences, huge boulders, water canons and tear gas in this chilling winter has shaken the soul of the nation and the insensitivity of the dumb and blind government has also not gone unnoticed.
A delegation of Welfare Party of India met the farmer leaders and expressed solidarity with them and made the following demands to the government
▪To repeal the three Anti farmers laws.
▪To have a sincere discussion with the farmers.
▪To give a package for immediate relief
▪To ensure inclusion of MSP in the law.
3. Ordinance on Love Jihad
The BJP government in persue of dividing the people on religious grounds has coined a new terminology ‘Love Jihad’ and aims to make it a law, Love Jihad is totally fake and has no legal sanctity and will not stand in the court of law.It is against Article 25 of the constitution. It is against the personal liberty of a person.
WPI strongly condemned it and demanded it to be withdrawn.
4. Budget proposals to the Ministry of Finance
The Union Ministry of Finance has sought suggestions to the Annual Budget 2021 and Welfare Party of India has submitted the suggestions to the Ministry of Finance to make the Budget inclusive, progressive and practical with no unnecessary talk on ancient philosophy, nor big bang announcements with no roadmap which fail to benefit of the people.
WPI demanded the government to have a thorough discussion debate and deliberation in the parliament on the budget before passing it as part of the participatory democracy.
The suggestions given by WPI to the Ministry of Finance included special provisions in the budget for the marginalized sections, farmers, labour class, women, youth, urban poor, artisans, migrant workers and in some areas of economy, education and health.
1. Dr. S.Q.R. Ilyas, National President WPI
2. Abdul Jabbar Siddiqui,National, General Secretary (Org.)
3. Ms. Sheema Mohsin, National General Secretary
4. Subramani Armugam, National General Secretary
5. Siraj Talib, Natioanl Secretary