People's Democracy

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


No. 39

September 26, 2010

CPI(M) Campaign in TN

To defend Left Front in Bengal


S P Rajendran


Public meetings, seminars, hall meetings, street corner meetings, special conventions etc were held at hundreds of centres throughout Tamilnadu in defence of the Left Front and its government in West Bengal. The programmes were held under the aegis of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from September 12 to 18.


Thousands of general public gathered in this campaign programme from Chennai to Kanyakumari in the State. As part of this campaign, CPI(M) central secretariat member, Nilotpal Basu, addressed special meetings at Thanjavur, Kalpakkam in Kancheepuram district and Ponneri in Thiruvallur district.


CPI(M) Tamilnadu state secretary G Ramakrishnan, central committee members N Varadharajan, T K Rengarajan, MP, V Vasuki and state secretariat members participated at various places.


As a part of this campaign, a well prepared photo-cum-art Exhibition was conducted throughout the state. Thousands of people witnessed the exhibition. There are 60 pieces of art work which describe the great achievements of the Left Front government and  the grave threats and violent attacks of the TMC-Maoist combine on CPI(M) and the Left in the past two years.


The content of the exhibition was effectively prepared by veteran writer, N Ramakrishnan, and the photographic collage was made by writer and artist Dr Sri Rasa. This exhibition added a sensitive touch to the week long campaign programme.


Earlier, the campaign was started with a special publication of "Theekkathir" daily on the Left Front government in West Bengal, the LDF government in Kerala and and the Left Front government in Tripura. The issue also focussed on the attacks of ruling classes on the party. Around 1.10 lakh tabloids of this special issue have been taken to the people throughout the state.