People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 16, 2006
'UPA Govt Drifting Away From The CMP'
and other leaders (inset) at the massive public meeting in Nalgonda town
Yechury, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and MP, stressed on the need for
bringing pressure on the UPA government, both in the parliament through its
members and outside through the movements of the people, to restrain it from
drifting away from the common minimum programme. He was addressing a massive
public meeting at NG college grounds in Nalgonda
on March 31 which was organised to mark completion of a padayatra
taken up by the CPI(M) for all-round development of the district, which
covered a distance of 1857 km for 58 days in the district. CPI(M) floor leader
Nomula Narasimhaiah presided over the meeting.
that implementation of the CMP by the UPA government is a pre-condition for
extending support to it by the Left parties, Yechury warned that its violation
by the government would be resisted with people’s movements. He criticised the
Congress-led government for diluting our independent foreign policy and
attempting to bring about reforms in the economic sector much to the undue
advantage of the private corporate houses, contrary to what has been enunciated
in the CMP. He underlined the imperative need for organising popular movements
across the country against communalism and neo-liberal economic policies being
pursued. Yechury made it clear that a situation has arisen when the governments
at the centre cannot survive without the support of the Left. As a result of the
pressure and struggles of the Left, the government has introduced schemes for
ensuring employment guarantee to the poor in rural areas, he said.
announced, amidst thunderous applause from the audience, that the strength of
the Left would increase in the ensuing elections to five states and that the
Left Front in West Bengal would create a world record by winning the assembly
elections for the seventh consecutive term. The victory of the LF in West Bengal
and that of the CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala would have its impact on the politics
of the country and pressure on the central government would increase on several
issues, he said.
recollected the creditable role
played by the Nalgonda district in the heroic Telangana armed struggle of the
peasants which ushered in introduction of land reforms. Earlier, a massive and
colourful rally was taken out to the venue of the public meeting. Several
leaders of the Party, including central committee members Tammineni Veerabhadram
and Mallu Swarajyam, veteran leader
of the Party Narra Raghava Reddy, district secretary of the Party Ch Sitaramulu
and others participated in the meeting. On this occasion, Yechury inaugurated a
memorial constructed as a mark of the padayatra.