(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 05, 2014
Important Landmarks in a Life of Struggle
months before his
demise on April 12, 1992, the late Comrade M Basavapunnaiah
had prepared his
detailed biodata in which he had listed all the major events
of his political
life spanning over approximately six decades. The note
contains the events upto
early October 1991. It should be added here that, after
that, he was re-elected
to the CPI(M) Central Committee and Polite Bureau by the
Fourteenth Congress of
the Party at
v Full name: Makineni Basavapunnaiah.
v Born on December 14, 1914.
v Education: upto B.A
v Date of joining the Communist Party of India: 1934-35.
Member, district committee,
Elected as the district
v Acted as the state secretary of All India Student Federation during the years of 1937-40.
v Elected to the CPI state committee and its secretariat from 1943 in Andhra Pradesh.
v Elected to the CC, CPI in the year 1948, by the Second Congress.
v Elected to the Polit Bureau of the CC, CPI in June 1950.
One of the four-member
delegation to meet Stalin and other
top leaders of the CPSU in
v Secretariat member, Vilalandhra committee during the years of Telegana struggle from July 1946 to 1952.
v Member of Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from April 1952 to April 1966. Underground Life: 1940-42 and 1948-52.
v Jail life: one year in 1962-63 and one and half year during 1964-66.
v Member of the CC, CPI during the years 1953-1958.
v Member of the National Council of the CPI and its Secretariat from 1958 to 1962.
v Member of the CC, CPI(M) and its Polit Bureau since 1964.
v Editor of People’s Democracy, organ of the CC, CPI(M), during the last over 13 years.
I met the late Mao Ze Dong in
I was in
v I had the opportunity of attending the Third Romanian Party Congress in the year 1960, and availed the occasion to meet the Chinese delegation, headed by Comrade Peng Chen who was a prominent member o the Polit Bureau and Mayor of Beijing, I witness the furious attacks against the Chinese communist leadership and its political line by Khrushchev. I shared my reactions with my Indian co-delegate that the party-to-party relations between the CPSU leadership was accelerating and aggravating the divide between the two parties, thus causing irreparable damage to the unity of the world communist movement
I had the good opportunity of
listening to the report made by
Chou En-lai and Chen-ye on the talks going on between the
two government of
I had to visit
I had the good fortune of
visiting the People’s
I and my wife were in