People's Democracy

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


No. 47

November 25, 2007

October Revolution Commemorated In Delhi


THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat stressed the need for guarding against attempts to compromise national sovereignty. He stressed the need for a relentless fight against imperialism.


Speaking at a well attended meeting on November 7 organised by Delhi state committee of CPI(M) to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Great October Revolution, Karat lambasted those who termed ‘national sovereignty’ as old fashioned. He said it was because of nationalism of the highly conscious India that has ensured that imperialist powers do not behave with India in the fashion they were doing with many countries, notably with our neighbour Pakistan. He referred in particular to Condoleeza Rice’s remarks that “we have not put all our chips on Mushariff”.


Emphasising the relevance of the October Resolution even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Karat said the struggle between the forces of imperialism and socialism continues and its message that socialism is the alternative continues to hold good.


In the context, he mentioned the victories achieved by Left wing forces in Latin America in recent elections. He said struggles against the economic polices of liberalisation and privatisation dictated by imperialist forces, and miseries brought by them on the common people have led to this change.


Karat said, however, it was important that every country evolves its own development, suited to its conditions rather than copying the Soviet Union.


Earlier in the day CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat unveiled a statue of Lenin at Party central committee office, A K G Bhavan on November 7, 2007 as part of celebration of 90th anniversary of October Revolution. The party office was specially decked for the occasion and revolutionary songs were sung by Kajal Ghosh.