(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 19, 2011
Campaign to Defend Democracy in
S Arjun from
Central Committee of the CPI(M) has decided to conduct a nationwide
end the violence and defend democracy in
general secretary Prakash Karat announced this at a media conference
conclusion of two day CC meeting in
said the CC discussed about the big attack on CPI(M) and Left Front in
About the movement against corruption, Karat said that the Left platform would focus on the source of corruption -- the neo-liberal economic policies. He said these policies were fostering the nexus of big business-politician-bureaucrats that has institutionalised corruption. 2G spectrum scam is an outcome of this nexus. The Left platform would also focus on judicial accountability and electoral reforms to curb the use of money power in elections. The CC also noted that the UPA government was displaying a tendency to assault democratic rights as seen in its actions to suppress protests against corruption and black money. It warned of fighting against such trends vigorously.
the election review, Karat said the CC review was focussed mainly on
In regard to Kerala, Prakash Karat said the CC appreciated the organisational effort put up by the Party state unit for the elections. It has however asked the state committee to review at lower levels in such a way that it will strengthen the Party work in the coming period. For example he cited how the Party lost heavily in Mallapuram district and said it requires deeper review as to why this happened in order to draw proper lessons. Karat said that like in Tamilnadu, the issue of corruption played an important role in Kerala elections.
Karat announced that the CC decided to hold the 20th Congress of the Party in the beginning of April next year in Kerala. The exact venue would be decided shortly. The CC also decided on the time table of conferences from the branch level to the state committee.
Nandigram and Singur mistakes: Buddhadeb had
that the political and administrative mistakes in regard these.
although there was no acquisition, the very idea itself raised the
the people. We had reviewed and formulated our position on land
the extended CC meetings in
Buddhadeb not attending: Buddhadeb had
told me when I had last
visited Kolkata for the state committee meeting about his inability to
On the ‘confusion’ about ticket to VS: The candidate selection in Kerala was done in various stages. I had attended the state committee meeting to hear their views and in the final stage his name was there. The CC came to certain conclusions about the process and how speculation on this issue could have been avoided.
leadership change: In communist
parties, the leadership
role is not decided on the basis of electoral outcomes. It is decided
basis of political line that is pursued. Responding further to a query
Forward Bloc demanding a change in leadership in
return of 400 acres in Singur:The CPI(M) is
not opposed to
the return of 400 acres of land by the TMC-Congress government in
On role in Kerala given the narrow majority of UDF: We are not in any way going to interfere with the verdict. We will play the role of an alert opposition and oppose any moves to reverse the good things done by the previous LDF government. We will protect the interests of the common people.
On Telangana issue: The central government has got all the views on this matter, including the Justice Srikrishna Committee report. The time for taking a decision on this issue has come but the centre is delaying it and this is harmful.