People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 35

August 29, 2004

    Two-Day Workshop Held For CPI(M) MPs


HARKISHAN Singh Surjeet, general secretary of the CPI(M) inaugurated a two-day workshop for members of parliament belonging to the CPI(M). The two-day workshop was organised at the AKG Bhawan on August 21-22 to equip the MPs with the Party’s understanding of major political issues and economic policy matters and the problems of the different sections of the people.


Inaugurating the workshop, Surjeet stressed the importance of effective work by the parliamentary group in the new political situation. With the UPA government in office and the CPI(M) and the Left having the largest number of MPs, the parliamentary group should actively intervene on all policy issues and in defence of the interests of the working people.  Surjeet exhorted the MPs to ensure that the work of isolating the communal forces is carried forward while raising the issues which can help strengthen the movement of the various sections of the working people.


The first topic taken up in the workshop was the approach to the UPA government and the major political issues including foreign policy matters. The discussion was led by Prakash Karat, member of the Polit Bureau.


The second session was devoted to economic issues and issues related to the CMP. This discussion was initiated by Sitaram Yechury, member of the Polit Bureau.


The third session was taken up by issues of different class and mass organisations. Trade  union issues were dealt by W R Varadarajan, member of the central committee, Kisan and agricultural workers front by S Ramachandran Pillai, member of the Polit Bureau, women’s issues by Brinda Karat, member of the central committee, students and educational issues by Kalol Roy, general secretary of the SFI and youth issues by K N Balagopal, president of the DYFI. (INN)