People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 26, 2004
CPC Delegation Interacts With Bengal CPI(M) Leaders
September 20, a 20-member delegation from the Communist Party of China (CPC)
interacted with leaders of the West Bengal state committee of Communist Party of
India (Marxist) in Kolkata. The delegation, led by Comrade Leng Rong, director
of the research institute of the International Department of CPC Central
Committee, has come to India to study the social and political developments in
the country as part of a larger project of the CPC for further studies in
Marxism. The delegation interacted with CPI(M) leaders to know in depth the
Party’s understanding on different issues, the experience of the Left movement
in India and the experience of the Left Front government of West Bengal.
his welcome address, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya emphasised on the
long standing relations between two great neighbours and the relations between
the CPC and CPI(M) .He also outlined the basic features of the Left Front
government and the successes it has achieved.
interaction took place in the form of group discussions.
delegates in the group on “the history
and the current situation of the Indian communist and socialist movements”
were led by Anil Biswas. The discussion on the
“experience and lessons drawn by
the Left parties in the last ten years” was led by Biman Basu.
Suryakanta Misra led the CPI(M) group in the discussion on “The Left parties’ role in Indian economic development and political
activities, and the challenges to be addressed.” Shyamal Chakraborty
led the group on the topic “the influence of Hindu culture and traditional
philosophy on Indian society.” The discussion on “The current state of Indian economy and society and the prospect of
development” was led by Nirupam Sen. Other senior leaders of the party
also joined in the interaction.
Chinese comrades took keen interest in knowing the details of the CPI(M)’s
position on different aspects of India’s development. They in particular
enquired about the programmes of rural development, land reforms,
decentralisation in West Bengal.
discussion was very frank and fruitful for both the parties. (INN)