THE sixth state conference of the CPI(M) Jharkhand commitee was held at the ‘Coal Capital of India’, Dhanbad on January 10-12, 2018. The conference commenced with the hoisting of the Party flag by veteran leader and state secretariat member of CPI(M), Rajendra Singh Munda, followed by three rallies across the thoroughfares of the city, which culminated at the Zila Parishad ground. Despite cold temperatures and foggy skies, thousands of workers, peasants, youth, students, women and progressive people of Dhanbad across different sections of the society marched in large numbers.
THE 22nd Rajasthan state conference of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was held between December 24-26, 2017 at Comrade Hariram Chouhan Nagar, Jhunjhunu. Held in the backdrop of a successful statewide farmer’s agitation as well as growing militancy among workers and students under the red flag, the 22nd state conference mirrored the energy and excitement of the recent struggles. The conference was held at the Shekhawati province of Jhunjhunu district for the first time, on account of the region’s growing participation in farmers- led mass struggles.
THE 22nd Karnataka state conference of the CPI(M) was held at Moodabidri from January 2-5. The Party had decided to hold its state conference in the Dakshina Kannada district, the “laboratory of Sanghi communal offensive”. Moodabidri, a historic town in this district is about 35 kilometres from Mangalore.
THE sixth state conference of the Uttarakhand unit of the CPI(M) commenced on December 16, at Bhagwati Palace in Almora. The venue was dedicated to the memory of Comrades Nagendra Saklani and Bholu Bhandari who were martyred fighting against the Tihari Kingdom.
MADHYA Pradesh today is another laboratory for Hindutva vaadi policies. Manuvaadi thinking, attacks on the rights and equal status of dalits, adivasis, women and are the order of the day. Simultaneously, the BJP government of Shivraj Patil is ruthlessly implementing neo-liberal policies by handing over the natural resources of the state to corporate and land mafia. Corruption has reached new heights while employment, industry and the farm sector are all devastated. Welfare schemes have either been scrapped or are ridden with corruption. The 15th state conference of the CPI(M) resolved
THE 15th Delhi state conference of the CPI(M) was held on December 16-17, 2017 at Vijay Enclave in Dwarka. The conference began on December 16 with Baldev Singh, the eldest Party member in the state, unfurling the Party flag amidst thunderous slogans.
KERALA Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was accorded a hero’s welcome in Madurai in Tamil Nadu. His visit to Tamil Nadu came days after the LDF government decided to appoint people from the Scheduled Castes and other socially-backward communities as priests in government-managed temples, realisation of a dream of social reformer Periyar E V Ramasamy. He addressed a massive rally of the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM) in Madurai on November 6, at the conclusion of its 2ND national conference.
The Second National Convention of the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch was held in Madurai, Tamil Nadu from November 4-6. The conference venue was named as Rohith Vemula Hall. From 21 states, 452 delegates including 55 women attended the convention.
THE first meeting of the newly elected National Coordination Committee (NCC) of the Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch (AARM) held on September 9-10, 2017 at Com EMS Academy, Thiruvananthapuram has called for a broad mobilisation of the different tribal communities to combat the onslaught of the Modi government.