THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in its meeting in New Delhi on March 3-4, 2019 paid respectful homage to the memory of Comrade Nirupam Sen, former member of the Polit Bureau; to the memory of Comrade Mohar Singh, former member of the Central Committee and former secretary of Himachal Pradesh state committee of the Party and to the memory of Comrade Subodh Das, former member of the Tripura state committee of the Party. Detailed text of these condolence messages was earlier published in People’s Democracy.
Post-Pulwama air strike by the Indian Air Force inside Pakistan territory, the retaliation by Pakistan the next day and the subsequent release of Wing Commander Abhinandan must lead India to step up its diplomatic efforts to exercise international pressure on Pakistan to purge terror outfits and cross-border terrorist activities.
THE 22nd Gujarat state conference of the CPI(M) was held in Rajkot on March 24-25. The conference gave a call for strengthening Left and democratic forces to defeat the divisive politics of the RSS-BJP.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and central secretariat member Ashok Dhawale attended the conference. The venue was named after legendary Communist leader Subodh Mehta. The stage was named after Sukomal Sen, who was in charge of the Party affairs in Gujarat.
THE opening session of the 11th state conference of the Jammu and Kashmir CPI(M), which commenced at SKICC in Srinagar on March 19, was attended by thousands of participants with red flags in their hands. It was presided over by Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M) leader and MLA. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, central secretariat member Joginder Sharma, Party senior leaders Sham Prasad Kesar, and Ghulam Nabi Malik were among others who addressed the opening session of the two-day conference.
THE 15th Haryana state conference of the CPI(M) was held in Tohana in Fatehabad from March 11 to March 13. The conference gave a call for waging fierce struggles on various people’s issues and strengthen the party organissation.
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.
THE 22nd Uttar Pradesh state conference of CPI(M) was held in the historic city of Varanasi from January 28-30 which concluded with the resolve of defeating communal and casteist forces, establishing live links with toiling masses, and strengthening Party and mass organisations in the state.
THE 17th Conference of the Goa Organising Committee of the CPI(M) was held at Comrade Thalmann Pereira Nagar, Vasco on January 27, the conference venue being named after the Goa party’s former organising secretary, whose untimely death last year has left a big void . At 11 am, the Party flag was hoisted by Anand Betkikar, the senior most member of the Party in Goa. Twenty eight delegates attended the conference mainly from the trade union front, kisan front, and lawyers organisation.
The condolence resolution was placed by Naresh Shigaonkar.
THE 10th Andaman and Nicobar state conference of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was held on January 14, 2018 at Fidel Castro Nagar (Shaheed Bhavan, Anarkali), Port Blair. The conference began with the hoisting of Party flag by Biman Basu, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and chairman of the Left Front of West Bengal and delegates and leaders paying floral tributes to the martyrs at the Martyrs Memorial Column. P Banerjee, chairman of the reception committee welcomed the leaders and delegates to the conference. The place of the programme was named as Nurul Hooda Manch.
THE 21st Odisha state conference of the CPI(M) was successfully held from January 7-9 in Berhampur. It was inaugurated by CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury. On January 7, a hugely-attended public meeting was preceded by big colourful processions with red flags, festoons, placards and traditional band from different corners of the city. These processions converged at Ramalingam Tank Road, the venue of the public meeting. Hundreds of adivasis, dalits and toiling people from Ganjam, Gajapati, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Malkangiri joined the rally.