People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 20, 2003
New Democracy Leaders
leaders and cadres belonging to the CPI(ML)
New Democracy and its mass organisations – IFTU, GLBKS, PYL, PDSU and POW –
resigned and joined the CPI(M). After working in the New Democracy party, they
came to the conclusion that its policies and practice were not only not
contributing to the movements of the people and the working class, but also
damaging the united movements of the Left in Andhra Pradesh.
New Democracy was not even willing to call the 9 Left parties as
Communist parties or Left parties, except simply as “9 parties”.
worked in the New Democracy for the
last three decades, they differed with its policies and organisational methods
and resigned to the party and mass organisations in April of this year.
Bojja Bikshamaiah, who was a member of the state committee of New
Democracy and state president of IFTU and GLBKS, and other leaders announced
their decision to join the CPI(M) at a media conference in Hyderabad on July 10.
They were welcomed into the CPI(M) by its state secretariat member, Y
Y Yakaiah, Karimnagar and Adilabad district committee member of the New
Democracy, state committee member of IFTU and state vice president of GLBKS, B
Pandu, Peddapalli division committee member of the party and secretary of GLBKS,
G Babanna, M A Pasha, B Asok, K
Sunil, all sub division committee members and leaders of GLBKS,
M Chandra, Peddapalli
division president and K Sadguna, vice president (and municipal ward councillor)
and G Sasikala, Tirupati district secretary of
POW, D Sampath, Peddapalli
division president of PYL Peddapalli division vice president of PDSU, D Nambaiah,
president of CNC and S Raju, Mandal president of Kamanpur joined the CPI(M).
explained that they wanted to serve the revolutionary movement in the country by
joining the CPI(M), which has been playing a crucial role in the country’s
politics and leading the Left
movement as a beacon to the toiling masses.
“Communist Party of India (Marxist) is a national party fighting
against the basic problems of the people of the country – poverty,
unemployment, illiteracy, inhuman caste system etc. Correctly applying the
Marxist-Leninist theory to the conditions of India, the Party is working with a
true understanding of the class character of the Indian ruling classes and the
stage of revolution. Even when
socialism suffered setbacks in the world, the Party stood in the forefront in
giving confidence to the Communist ranks and taking the movement forward.
Building strong Left movement in the states of Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, and
implementing alternative policies even within the present constitutional
limitations, the CPI(M) stands as a guide.
It is the Party struggling
relentlessly for a Left alternative, bringing all the Left parties on to a
single platform”, they explained to the media.
to the role played by the CPI(M) in the struggles against power tariff hike, and
of anganwadi workers, Singareni
collieries workers, APSRTC employees, besides its struggles against the
anti-people policies of the central and state governments and the World Bank and
for protection of the rights of the people and the working class,
they stated that the Party had become the central point for the Left
unity and broader movements.
discussed with the state leaders
of the CPI(M) during the last two months, they said they decided to join
the Party. They told
that they had a following of about 5000 Singareni workers in Ramagundam area and
in their mass organisations in Karimnagar district.
Adilabad district also, leaders and cadres from the CPI(ML) New Democracy have
been joining the CPI(M) since February of this year. Kanigaram Rajanna, who was the leader of the underground
armed squad for ten years, member of district committee of the Party and former
president of the district Rythu Cooly Sangham (agricultural workers union), was
among the leaders who joined the CPI(M).
of the division committee, K Asok, and members of sub division committee,
Narsayya and Lakshman, who were
also the district office bearers of the Sangham for the last 15-20 years, also
joined the CPI(M). Under
their leadership, nearly 2000 followers in Jannaram, Dandepalli, Luxettipet,
Kadem, Khanapur and Utnur Mandals joined the CPI(M) and its mass organisations.
On the occasion of their joining the CPI(M), rallies were taken out at Jannaram
in which more than one thousand cadres and followers participated. On July 7,
Pasuluti Venkanna, Khanapur sub division president of the Sangham, joined the
CPI(M). Majority of the members of
the Mancherial town committee of New Democracy and district president and
secretary of PYL, C S Satyanarayana and Andhe Vijay, respectively, district
secretary of Mahila Sangham, Manga, besides important cadres T M Satyanarayana,
Peddulu and Edla Ravi, joined the
CPI(M). It is significant
that most of these leaders and cadres in Karimnagar and
Adilabad districts who joined the CPI(M) are local people.