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"Land to the tiller"




KIRAN PANDAY

. The only way to economic transformation of society is through an industrialised economy. In the past this wasn't allowed to be developed. Past policies favoured foreign multinational companies, allowed them to establish markets, take away cheap raw material and sell their manufactured goods here. This shouldn't happen.
. Our view on the free market is to encourage competition between domestic capital, national industries, or cottage industries. If domestic capital isn't allowed to develop in the name of a free market economy then it won't have a chance to compete with big capital coming in through multinational companies. Outside capital has to be regulated for projects and investments.

. We're not saying we don't want multinational companies, or to ban them from investing here. We have to see where they want to invest, and we want to first see under what conditions they want to invest. Is it in the national interest? Only then should we allow them in.

. We want to encourage domestic manufacturers and industries so that they become robust so that we can encourage them to invest more and make the economy stronger. We want to promote them in a planned and strategic manner. Instead of supporting servile capitalist enterprise or foreign broker capitalism. We would like to encourage a self-sufficient domestic economy by using locally available resources. We want to encourage and assist mercantilist class and industrialists and go hand in hand with them into the future.

. Our program of revolutionary land reform is focused on the tarai. There are many families there who farm someone else's land since the time of the Ranas and Shahs. In these places we will implement the policy of giving land to the tiller, the property deeds should be completely handed over to them. But landlord capitalists are also citizens of this country and we have devised a formula whereby they will be allowed to keep 10 bighas of land for their own upkeep.



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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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