(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
February 12, 2012
Resolution on Ideological Issues Released
struggling to achieve socialism through the “Indian path,” was what the
Polit Bureau member, Sitaram Yechury, stressed while replying to a
pressperson’s query during a press conference at the party’s
The press conference was organised for release of the Draft Resolution on Some Ideological Issues, which would be presented for consideration before the coming 20th congress of the party. CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat as well as Polit Bureau members Brinda Karat and S Ramachandran Pillai were also present on the occasion.
contention that the CPI(M) wishes to imitate the Latin American path,
that despite their successful and vital resistance to imperialist
and finance capital’s hegemony, progressive regimes of
Regarding the draft resolution itself, Yechury pointed out that the 18th and the 19th congresses of the party had also felt the need of such a document and that it was after a gap of two decades that the CPI(M) Central Committee had given a final shape to such a draft. It was thus natural that the document has taken note of the changes that have occurred in the international capitalist system in this period, in particular of the imperialist globalisation and increased offensive of finance capital. These changes pose certain challenges at the international and national levels, which the document took note of in order to decide the future course of action.
that in the concrete Indian circumstances the document paid special
to caste, communalism, gender inequality and regional and ethnic
which are extremely important for unity of the toiling masses of our
Drawing attention to caste oppression in particular, he said that the
for socialism in