People's Democracy

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


No. 15

April 20, 2008


Greetings From The Workers Party Of Bangladesh

COMRADES of the Presidium, distinguished fraternal delegates from parties around the world and delegate comrades.

It is a great pleasure and honour for me and our party to attend the 19th Congress of the CPI(M). It is a good opportunity to share experiences, exchange opinions and search for general line for the world revolutionary movement for world socialism. I, on behalf of the Workers Party of Bangladesh, thank the leadership of CPI(M) for inviting our party to this Congress.

Dear Comrades,

One and a half decade ago, immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, George Bush, the then US President, the father of the present President, arrogantly heralded it as the advent of a New World Order. This pompous declaration was actually an open claim of the imperialist hegemony over the entire world. However, this new world order has turned out to be a world disorder which capitalism can never bring under control. It is true that imperialism has become more aggressive than before politically, economically and militarily. But at the same time resistance against imperialist aggression and globalisation has developed with a new dimension. The imperialist world system is now characterised by all round intensification of all fundamental contradictions and growing instability. Side by side the material condition for socialism is more mature than what it was in the last century.

Under the present world situation it is essential that the revolutionary working class parties and all the Marxist-Leninists should work closely, comprehensively analyse the present phenomena of the imperialist global system and to give correct answer to the ideological and political questions of the proletarian class struggle that has come to the fore.


Our two neighbouring countries, Bangladesh and India, have many common features and have two common enemies --- imperialism and communalism and religious fundamentalism. We have seen how US pressurised India on the nuclear deal. And we have our direct experience of US imperialist machination during our liberation war and also at the present time their open interference in our domestic affairs. Their support to the fundamentalist forces is also open. This has polluted our democratic process and threatens our sovereignty too. We therefore propose to develop a common platform of all the anti-imperialist and secular forces, including communists and non-communists, various shades of Left parties, organisations and individuals, of our subcontinent. People’s unity of our SAARC region to fight imperialism and religions fundamentalism is most urgently needed, which we should jointly take initiative to give it an organisational shape.

Bangladesh and India have common history, tradition and culture. So it is more essential that the communists of the two countries should develop even closer relation. We value very much the fraternal relation we have with the CPI(M). We also remember with gratitude the help rendered to us and our people by the CPI(M) during our war of independence in 1971.

Thanks for your attention.

Long live Proletarian Internationalism.

Long live the fraternal relation between the Workers Party of Bangladesh and the CPI(M).

Unite against the imperialist and fundamentalist forces.