(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 22, 2010
CPI(M) CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S EXTENDED MEETING
Overcome Adversities Through Mass Movements!
Defend National Sovereignty! Isolate Communal Forces!
Anti-Party, Anti-Left Attacks in
Through a separate resolution on the forthcoming assembly polls in West Bengal and Kerala, the extended meeting of the CPI(M) Central Committee urged all the progressive and democratic section of the people to join this battle against the reactionary forces, ensure the victory of the Left in these two states and thus take ahead the process of struggle for a better India for the common man. Sitaram Yechury moved this resolution on behalf of the steering committee and Manik Sarkar seconded it.
meeting also adopted a review report on the extent of implementation of
decisions taken at the 19th CPI(M) congress in
On the very first day of the extended meeting of the Central Committee, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat presented for discussion the drafts of the Review Report and Political Resolution in the first and second delegates sessions, respectively.
A total of 365 delegates from various parts of the country were expected to take part in this extended meeting, but 14 of them could not come due to illness or other causes.
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Opening the proceedings of the extended meeting, Mallu Swarajyam, veteran woman communist leader who had fought during the glorious armed struggle of Telangana (1946-51), hoisted the party’s Red Flag exactly at 10.30 a m in Shaheed Nagar. The loud slogans raised by participants and others on the occasion sent a wave of enthusiasm among one and all. The atmosphere had already been surcharged by the revolutionary songs presented by a troupe of the Praja Natya Mandali.
Following the flag hoisting ceremony, under the leadership of the CPI(M) general secretary, all the delegates paid floral tributes at the martyrs column and remembered those who had laid down their lives while fighting for the people’s cause. Erected just outside the auditorium, the martyrs column was not only imaginative but also inspiring. A martyr’s symbolic tomb was made with a row of plants; one could see a hand come out of the tomb, and it held a red flag aloft in the air. On the adjacent wall was seen a meaningful picture of a poor peasant with his shroud in his hand, and the shroud was seen joined with the red flag on the peasant’s backside.
In the beginning part of its proceedings, the extended meeting adopted a resolution on martyrs, including the 255 cadres who were killed by the Trinamul Congress-Maoist gangs since the last Lok Sabha polls in May 2009. Through a condolence resolution, the meeting also paid homage to Shantimoy Bhattacharya, and to more than a hundred people who had died due to the havoc a cloudburst had caused at Leh in Jammu & Kashmir. On behalf of the presidium, the condolence resolution was moved by M K Pandhe, and the delegates then observed a minute’s silence.
The delegates session started with the hosts inviting the Polit Bureau members to the stage and welcoming them with flower bouquets. On a proposal put forward by the general secretary, the session then elected a five-member presidium with M K Pandhe as its convenor and Benoy Konar, M A Baby, M A Ghafoor and Rama Das as members. The inaugural session of the extended meeting came to a close after the welcome address made by P Ramaiah, chairman of the reception committee, and inaugural speech by Prakash Karat.
Immediately followed the first delegates session when Prakash Karat presented the review report on the extent of implementation of the 19th congress decisions. He presented the draft political resolution in the second session in the afternoon. Earlier, a three-member minutes committee comprising U Vasuki, Subhashini Ali and Suneet Chopra was elected to record proceedings.
From the first session on August 8 to the second session on August 9, two full days were devoted to discussion on the review report and political resolution. A total of 45 delegates took part in this discussion on behalf of their respective delegations. They were Shrideep Bhattacharya, Jibesh Sarkar, Abdul Razzaq Mollah, Beblina Hembram and Deepak Sarkar (West Bengal), C P Narayanan, Shailja Teacher and K Chandran Pillai (Kerala), Jiten Chowdhury, Bhanulal Saha, Krishna Rakshit, Anil Sarkar, Nagen Jamatia (Tripura), Kanak Raj and Noor Mohd (Tamilnadu), S Virayya and M P S Sharma (Andhra Pradesh), Sanyal (Chhattisgarh), Prasenjit Bose, G Mamatha and Swadesh Debroye (CC Units), Dulichand (Rajasthan), Raghunath Singh and Vijay Mishra (Punjab), Kashmir Singh Thakur (Himachal Pradesh), Albina Shakeel (Delhi), Anant Deka and Deben Bhattacharya (Assam), Santosh Das (Orissa), Sandhya Shaili (Madhya Pradesh), Pragji Bhai Parmar and Subodh Mehta (Gujarat), Sriram Reddy (Karnataka), B L Karad, Vivek Montereo and Ajit Abhyankar (Maharashtra), Ramashray Singh (Bihar), Dina Nath Singh (Uttar Pradesh), Thalman Pareira (Goa), Surendra Sajwan (Uttarakhand), Sarat Salaam (Manipur), Surender Singh (Haryana), Ghulam Nabi Malik (Jammu & Kashmir) and Prakash Viplavi (Jharkhand).
The delegates to the extended meeting adopted the review report as well as political resolution in the last session on the 10th of August, after the general secretary had replied to the discussion. Later, on behalf of the steering committee, he presented a report on the amendments the delegates had moved. Out of a total of 278 such amendments, the steering committee had accepted 28. The delegates endorsed the two documents along with the 28 accepted amendments.
the CPI(M) Central Committee came to a conclusion with the
overcome the adverse situation created for the party after the 2009 Lok
polls and to rebuff the anti-Left attacks in