(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 29, 2012
YECHURY AT SFI AP STATE CONFERENCE
'Let us Build a New
THE onus of building a new
Addressing an impressive public meeting held on the occasion of the 19th state conference of SFI Andhra Pradesh unit in Kadapa town on January 23, he asserted that socialism is the only alternative to the present rotten capitalism that is squeezing the people and called on students and youth to join the united struggles.
Earlier, a huge rally of the students was taken out from the municipal sport stadium of the town to the old bus stand area where the public meeting was held. Thousands of students took part in this enthusiastic rally. The public meeting was presided over by SFI state president M Surya Rao.
Yechury dealt with the
economic crisis that overtook the American economy and also affected
economy to an extent. Terming this crisis as a serious one, he said the
Today people below 25
years of age
constitute nearly 54 per cent of the nation's population, which is a
demographic advantage for the country. But the government was shirking
responsibility towards education. Only 9 per cent of the students are
to the level of the higher education presently and if this rises to 25
per cent, Indians could lead the world, he reminded. Already every
Yechury expressed concern
and religion are creating disunity amongst the people of the country.
struggles should be held for the sake of a new
SFI president P K Biju, addressing the public meeting, said that lives of 99 per cent of the people were being dictated terms by one per cent of capitalists. The neo-liberal policies being pursued by Manmohan Singh government have led to rise in poverty, slowdown of agriculture and negative industrial growth, he said. He expressed concern that these policies are responsible for the increasing farmer suicides in the country. These same policies are damaging the educational and the health sectors too along with the agriculture, he said. Charging the Manmohan Singh government as being the most corrupt government in the history of the country, he called upon the students to fight against its neo-liberal policies.
Former SFI president Y Venkateswara Rao criticised the central government for following an opportunistic policy with regard to the Telengana issue. It is making the state to perpetually seethe under the turmoil without revealing the stance of the central government or the Congress party on the issue. The state was suffering in the form of stunted development as a result of such opportunism of both the Congress party and the TDP.
Chairman of the Reception
and MLC, M Geyanand and SFI state secretary K Chandra Mohan were among
who addressed the public meeting. SFI joint secretary Siva Dasan and
president R Arun Kumar, SFI former secretary B Venkat and others
in the meeting. (