Vol. XLII No. 06 February 11, 2018

CPI(M) Telangana State Conference

THE CPI(M) Telangana state second conference was held in Nalgonda from February 4-7, 2018 in an enthusiastic atmosphere. A large number of red-shirt and red-saree volunteers along with the delegates and observers participated in the rally and the inaugural session with an inspiration and spirit towards the Party.

A huge rally with 5000 red-shirt volunteers started at 11.30 am on February 4 in the Nalgonda town. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member BV Raghavulu, central secretariat member V Srinivasa Rao, Telangana state secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram, AP state secretary P Madhu, Central Committee members K Hemalata, Cherupalli Sitaramulu, S Veeraiah and Central Committee invitee R Arun Kumar  participated in the forefront of the rally. The rally traversed five kilometre distance with drum beats, songs, dance teams performing and reached the meeting spot, Comrade Parsa Satyanarayana Nagar.

Addressing the public meeting, Yechury said, Nalgonda will become Yerragonda (turn red) soon, with the rapid development of the Party in the district. He told that Nalgonda district has the legacy of the revolutionary armed struggle of Telangana and it will stand as a model to the entire country in fighting against the oppression of poor on economic and social issues and will stand to strive for the formation of Bahujana Telangana. BV Raghavulu, T Veerabhadram, Cherupalli Sitaramulu, and Mallu Swarajyam explained about various national and state related issues and said, a political alternative has emerged with the T-Mas and Bahujana Left Front.

Before the inaugural session of the conference, Party senior leader and ex-MLA, Kunja Bojji hoisted the red flag and all the delegates paid homage to the martyrs. Sitaram Yechury addressed the inaugural session and explained the necessity for the Party to emerge as a strong political force along with the likeminded Left parties. CPI secretary Chada Venkat Reddy, Tandra Kumar from MCPI, Janaki Ramulu from RSP, Banda Surender Reddy of Forward Block, Muralidhar from SUCI and various leaders addressed the meeting and emphasized on the need for an alternative Left Front to prevent BJP’s anti-people policies.

All the leaders appreciated the CPI(M) for forming the Bahujana Left Front as an alternative political front in the state. Various cultural programmes were held on the occasion of this conference in the name of Shot-2018. Various eminent cine artists like Madala Ravi, Siva Reddy, Director Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Umamaheswar Rao, Babji and others participated in these programmes. A photo exhibition was inaugurated by Polit Bureau member Prakash Karat.