November 23, 2014
21st Party Congress Logo Unveiled

THE logo for the 21st Congress of the CPI(M) was released on November 19 at M B Bhavan in Hyderabad by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member B V Raghavulu. The Party Congress is scheduled to take place from April 14 - 19, 2015 in the port city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Reflecting the city's identity of being a major port on the east coast and being home to a large working class population, the logo depicts a huge ship draped in red colour, on top of which the working people are standing with raised arms and flags. The state secretaries of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state committees of the CPI(M), Thammineni Veerabhadram and P Madhu were present on the occasion along with Central Committee member of the Party, and Honorary President of the Reception Committee, Paturi Ramaiah. Speaking on the occasion, Raghavulu said the Party Congress would be taking place at a time when the communal forces are ascendant and the implementation of neo-liberal economic policies has been intensified. He said the Party Congress would take stock of the situation and provide direction for countering these dangers. Given the present situation, the Party Congress would focus on rejuvenating the Left forces in the country. He explained how the preparations for hosting the Congress are happening at a fast pace under the Reception Committee that has been formed. This would also be an occasion to showcase the unity of Telugu people. Already both the state committees, leaders and cadre along with Party members are involved in making the Party Congress a big success. He reminded that the then united state hosted Party Congress in 1982 (Vijayawada) and in 2002 (Hyderabad). He appealed to the Telugu people to make the 21st Congress a success. Thammineni Veerabhadram said the Party Congress would be held in such a manner as to bring major changes in both AP and Telangana. He charged the chief ministers of both states of acting irresponsibly and blaming each other for the problems being faced by the people. They are trying to obscure the fact that it is the capitalist system that is the cause of these problems. The Party Congress will discuss about the alternative policies to the anti-people neo-liberal policies of the governments. (INN)