People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 18, 2004
ITS one-day meting held at the Muzaffar Ahmad Bhavan in Kolkata on January 9,
the Bengal unit of the CPI(M) resolved to build up struggles against the
anti-people, communal, and divisive policies of the BJP-led NDA government in
Delhi. It has also called for
strengthening of the election organisation by taking into confidence the people
of the state, in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
The state committee has decided to carry out the rectification campaign
as a continuous process and to augment the Party organisation ever more.
Biman Basu, a Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M), presided over the
the state committee meeting, veteran CPI(M) leader, Jyoti Basu said that the
compromising position of the Congress vis-à-vis communal politics and its
sticking to a norm of anti-people economic policy have allowed the BJP to emerge
winners in three states where polls were recently held.
Basu said that in Bengal, the Left Front “has carried forward a
pro-people alternative for all of 26 years and that this has increased the
responsibility of the Party ever more to expose and oppose the menace that is
the BJP before the nation.”
would be, Basu clarified to say, no front as such with the Congress and that
discussions would be going on with the various secular-democratic forces to
ensure a massive defeat of the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha polls. The central
committee of the Party would decide on the strategy and tactics.
on the CPI(M) Polit Bureau meeting, Anil Biswas said that the fortnight between
February 1 and 15 would see the campaign-movement against the policies of the
BJP-led union government stepped up. At
the same time, steps would continue to strengthen the Party organisation.
That task is a continuing one, said Biswas. Party education would be
organised between February 2 and 22 all over the state at various levels on such
issues as the principle ideological line, the present situation, the Party
constitution, the Party programme, and the political line.
Political programmes would be taken up to strengthen the Party and the
Left Front towards meeting the challenge of the next Lok Sabha polls.
ongoing slander campaign being organised against the Party and the Left Front
must be met effectively, said Biswas. Such
attacks would increase as the polls approached.
A leaflet has been published and distributed widely against the baseless
allegations brought in by the opposition on such issues as taxation by the
Panchayats, health matters, power generation and distribution, etc.
bandh called by the Trinamul Congress and wholeheartedly supported by the BJP on
February 3 on issues that are in existence on in the figment of their crooked
imagination, must be opposed comprehensively.
Wide campaign-work must be continued to go to the people and expose the
fallacy behind the logic of the bandh call, exhorted Biswas.
state committee also decided to add a special emphasis on the further increase
in the circulation of Party publications. The
documents adopted at the September meeting of the state unit has already been
discussed thoroughly at the district level of the Party and below.
The Party must be made free of errors and deviations by implementing the
recommendations and tasks outlined in that document and the process would have
to be continued. In general, satisfactory progress could be achieved in this
direction, believes the state committee.
The state committee has resolved that the issue of decrease in the number of CPI(M) ministers in the state Left Front government would be taken up by the state secretariat of the Party. Anti-imperialist campaigns would be organised in the state against the overt and covert attempts of the United States to put pressure on Cuba, as also on the issue of imperialist aggression in general.
Biswas said that the issue on the basis of which the electoral battle would be
waged would be finalised following the upcoming Polit Bureau and central
committee meeting of the CPI(M) after which the state committee would meet by
the second week of February.
call that the central committee of the CPI(M) has issued on organising
countrywide campaign-movement against the anti-people policies of the BJP-led
union government would be implemented in the state in full and meetings would be
addressed by the state CPI(M) leadership including ministers in the LF
government and members of parliament. Additional
campaign materials would be printed and circulated widely.
Leaflets are already in circulation.