(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
February 12, 2012
HELD on January 28 and 29, 2012, Azad Bhavan, Porvorim, Goa, the 15th Goa state organising committee conference began with Anand Betkikar, the most senior delegate, hoisting the party’s flag. The venue was renamed Comrade Jyoti Basu Nagar on the occasion, and carried the portraits of Comrades Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Jyoti Basu and M K Pandhe.
the delegates and citizens to the open session, Advocate Jatin Naik
said it was
significant that the conference was being held in an institution
and managed by the
A presidium based on S S Naik, Kamlakant Gadekar and Prashant Gaonkar conducted the conference proceedings. S S Naik placed the condolence resolution.
the conference, Vivek Monteiro stated that the red flag that we had
was born in the martyrdom of workers in the struggle for basic rights.
He said the
capitalist ideologues who were crowing about the collapse of socialism
years back are today finding capitalism itself sinking in a crisis in
advanced countries, while Left and democratic alternatives are again
forward and establishing themselves in many parts of South America,
Francis (state vice president of Janwadi Mahila Sangathana in
delegates session began with presentation of the pol-org report by the
organising committee’s secretary Thalmann Pereira. The report discussed
issues which have come on the political agenda of Goa such as the issue
state aid to primary schools and language, mining, environment,
the demand for nationalisation of the mining industry, the tribal issue
the demand for closing down of casinos, and the Goa regional
2020. It pointed out that though 12 per cent of
Six delegates spoke on the secretary’s report, which was adopted unanimously after the secretary’s reply. The conference also discussed the forthcoming assembly elections. It elected a new, 11 member state organising committee comprising Thalmann Pereira, Gopi Waman Rao, S S Naik, Naresh Shigaonkar, Anand Betkikar, P M Naik, Kamlakant Gadekar, Pradeep Salgaonkar, Jatin Naik and Prashant Gaonkar, with one place vacant to be filled by co-option later.
Thalmann Pereira was re-elected secretary of the state organising committee, and also as a delegate to the 20th party congress.
conference concluded with an address by Vivek Monteiro in which he
possibility as well as the need for reaching out to the unorganised
the coming period in order to build the party as a party of all the
The conference ended with the singing of the Internationale.
Later the secretary announced the candidature of Kamlakant Gadekar from Mayem constituency and Prashant Gaonkar from Sanvordem in the forthcoming assembly elections.