Worker- Peasant Alliance is the alternative : Prabhat Patnaik

Only the working class in alliance with the huge mass of peasantry and agriculture labour could resolve the agrarian crisis, stated veteran Marxist economist Prabhat Patnaik. He was giving presidential address in the reception committee of the first ever Worker-Peasant Rally on 5th September 2018 at BTR Bhawan, New Delhi.

Neo-liberalism and market forces are unleashing consistent assault on peasantry leading to resultant pauperization and proletarianisation causing large scale rural to urban migration and large reserve army of labour. The real hope in this period of primitive accumulation of capital is building worker-peasant alliance and 5th September Rally will be remarkable in making it a reality. In the era of Neo-liberalism Worker-Peasant Alliance is the alternative he said.

Chairman of the reception committee Prabhat patnaik presided over the meeting.  Tapan Sen, General Secretary CITU briefed the preparation of the rally going on across the country. General Convener ML Malkotia placed report. P Krishnaprasad, Finance secretary of AIKS, Babu Mohan National Council member of AIAWU and Anurag Saxena , secretary of Delhi state committee of CITU spoke. P Abhimanyu General Secretary, BSNLEU, AK Bhatnagar of AIIEU participated in the discussion. A R Sindhu secretary CITU placed the plan of activities ahead.  CITU president K Hemalatha, AIKS Joint secretary Vijoo Krishnan, KM Tiwari, Pushpendra Grewal, NK Sharma, Indrani Majumdar, Amithava Guha among others were present.  

The massive rally will be started from Ramlila Maidan and will culminate at Parliament. There will be seven sub rallies from different parts of the country.  Workers and peasants from all the states of the country will be participating in this massive rally.

The reception committee will facilitate accommodation for participants in the rally from 3rd September onwards in the camps at Ramlila Maiden and Ghaziabad. Workers from Delhi in large number will participate in the rally. 500 volunteers will be working for the success of the arrangements.

It must be recalled that in a meeting held on 31st July, at BTR Bhawan, a reception committee of 300 with many eminent personalities was formed with Prof Prabhat Patnaik as chairman. The vice chairpersons include, Prof. Jayatighosh, Prof. CP Chandrashekar, Prof Utsa Patnaik, NK Sharma, Kajal Ghosh, Vivan Sundaram, MK Raina, Rajendra Prasad, Prof. Surajith Majumdar, Prof.Archana Prasad, Prabir Purkayasth, Subodh Varma , KM Tiwari, Pushpendra Grewal, Molayshree Hashmi, Vijaya Prasad, Amit Sen Gupta , Sudhanva Deshpandey among others.

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