(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 15, 2012
I am very happy to greet you all on the occasion of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Party has explained the major tasks before the 20th Congress. The Party Congress is an important event for the Party. The Party Congress is the supreme organ of the Party which decides all political and organisational issues before the Party.
We are holding the 20th Congress in Kerala, one of the strongest units of the Party which has great revolutionary traditions and has produced many great working class leaders like P Krishna Pillai, EMS Namboodiripad, A K Gopalan and many others.
CPI(M) has been playing an important role in the life of the
Communist Party was formed in 1920 by a small group of anti-imperialist
fighters, inspired by the great October Revolution in
The Communist Party has been playing a progressive role in Indian politics since its inception. The Communist Party has been always championing the cause of the poorer sections, the workers, agricultural workers, poor and middle peasants, middle class employees and other toiling sections of the people. The Party has been in the forefront of the struggle against imperialism, communal forces and other divisive forces.
The Communist Party had to face the severe repressions unleashed by the British colonial rulers and later by the Congress governments and the bourgeois-landlord classes.
Thousands of heroic activists of the Communist Party sacrificed their lives in the various struggles organised by the Party.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) strives to achieve the revolutionary transformation of the present society by establishing people’s democracy and socialism. The Communist Party, by combining parliamentary and extra parliamentary forms of struggle, strives to build a powerful revolutionary movement for achieving the social transformation. The Party had to face many ups and downs during the course of building the revolutionary movement.
The period after the last Party Congress witnessed many important developments. The Party has been consistently fighting against the neo-liberal economic policies and is in the forefront in the struggle against imperialist domination and for defending national sovereignty. The development of the united platform of all central trade unions and the successful general strike on February 28, 2012 was a landmark in the history of the working class movement in the country. There are also moves to build similar united actions among other sections of the people on their immediate issues.
CPI(M) had suffered electoral reverses in the Lok Sabha elections and
Legislative Assembly elections in
corporate media and the political pundits of the ruling classes are
false propaganda that the Communist Party of
than the political resolution, resolution on some ideological issues,
amendments to Party constitution, the 20th Congress
will seriously discuss how to strengthen and expand the Party all over
I am sure that the Party Congress will take important decisions on all issues before it and the 20th Congress will be a landmark in the history of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).