Vol. XLIII No. 28 July 14, 2019

TELANGANA: CPI(M) Holds Extended State Committee Meeting

Kambhampati Sarma

TELANGANA committee of the CPI(M) has organised an extended state committee meeting of the Party on July 9, at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Hyderabad. Party general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau members, Prakash Karat and B V Raghavulu attended the meeting. It was presided over by Ch Seetharamulu, Central Committee member of the Party.

Addressing the meeting, Sitaram Yechury said that the union budget is encouraging privatisation. He said the NDA government under the leadership of the BJP has given the current budget as a gift to the corporates. Already the labour laws are being violated by the BJP government and the budget further advocates for mounting burdens on the working people. He said the BJP is spreading communal venom and hatred in the country. Under the NDA government, the economic exploitation has intensified and social atrocities are increasing.

Yechury called on the Left parties to stand by the people and confront the policies unleashed by the BJP. By creating ‘communal nationalist jingoism’ and communal conflict, the BJP has gained in the elections. The responsibility of protecting the constitution and its values lies on the Left. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has targeted the Left parties and spent crores of rupees to prevent the victory of CPI(M). The results of Tripura and Kerala are evidence to it. The Congress party has brought in soft Hindutva   instead of secular policies as against the religious fanaticism of the BJP as an alternative. The alternative to communalism can only come by sticking to the principles of secularism, he asserted.

BJP cadre are resorting to physical attacks, and are terrorising the people. By propagating the Pulwama incident and Balakot attacks in a big way, they were able to shelve their failures of last five years. Through the intensification of the agitations and struggles, the BJP can be exposed and stopped from its further advance. The only way to confront the money-power politics of the BJP is to work among the people and maintain close relations with the people, he said.  Sitaram further reiterated that only the Left forces are the alternative.

In this meeting, along with state committee members, district committee members, and mass organisations’ state fraction committee members (total 629 delegates) participated from 33 districts. 

Central leaders explained the Central Committee review on parliament elections and the Polit Bureau letter on Telangana problems. Future tasks were introduced by Tammineni Veerabhadram, state secretary of the Party. He called on the cadre to be prepared to take up the problems arising spontaneously, and fight for the people’s rights. He asked the delegates to make preparations for the upcoming municipal elections and also to organise political classes at all levels for the cadre.