Press Statement : Make 11th Party Congress at Bengaluru a Great Success!

10 August 2018
The 11th Party Congress of CPI(ML) Red Star is being held from 27th November to 1st December at Bengaluru, preceded by mass rally on 26th November. It is held at a time when ultra rightist, corporate and fascist tendencies are strengthening at international level. They are throwing up greater challenges before the working class and oppressed masses. As the crisis of the international finance capital system continues to intensify, the imperialist powers, with the US in the forefront, are more aggressively shifting their burden to world people through increasing local wars, arms race, trade war etc.

At the national level, under the ultra rightist Modi rule, the neo-liberal policies are intensified at maddening pace. Through demonetization and GST, the corporate loot has further intensified. Communal fascist policies are accelerated. Attacks on the minorities, dalits, adivasis, women and all other oppressed classes have increased. Under Manuvadi policies all existing progressive democratic values are attacked. History and culture are saffronized. Unemployment and price rise have sky-rocketed. Housing, healthcare and education are going beyond common man’s reach. Corruption has become more rampant.

As a result, people’s opposition to Modi rule is increasing. We welcome these reversals to Modi rule. We hope that people will vote out Modi government in next elections and we shall do everything possible to make it happen. But as repeatedly proved, replacement of Modi rule by the combination of regional parties along with Congress alone cannot provide an alternative to BJP’s corporate, saffron fascist policies. What is required is a people’s alternative, which rejects the neo-liberal regime, works for democratization of all fields, stands for casteless and genuinely secular polity, and strives for people oriented, ecologically sustainable and egalitarian development paradigm. Such an alternative should focus on strengthening the independent left assertion at all levels. The Party calls for launching and strengthening Bhangar like people’s resistance movements, struggles for distribution of land to the tiller, and the working class struggles as in Raichur-Bellary wherever possible, and for building Mass Political Platforms at state and all India level based on this People’s Manifesto

With the inspiration of great Naxalbari Uprising in 1967 and CPI(ML) formation in 1969, we aspired to advance along the path of revolution, but due to wrong analysis of Indian situation and left adventurist line on the one hand, and fierce state repression on the other, the movement suffered severe setbacks and disintegrated. It was by rectifying these mistakes and developing the Marxist-Leninist theory and practice according to present conditions, the CPI(ML) Red Star was built up as a struggling organization through four decades of strenuous efforts, starting with the formation of CRC-CPI(ML) in 1979 at Bengaluru. In continuation to numerous movements led by the party during last two decades, the Bhangar movement in W. Bengal has become a breakthrough. It is inspiring many more such upsurges.

Three hundred delegates from 17 states and fraternal delegates shall be participating in this Party Congress. As a constituent of the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties (ICOR), we are expecting the participation of a large number of fraternal delegates from abroad also.

We appeal to all struggling left and democratic forces, all oppressed classes and sections, and all progressive democratic forces to extent all possible support to make the 11th Party Congress a great step forward.

Throw Out Neo-Liberal Raj and Saffron Fascism;

Advance to Peoples Democracy and Socialism!

No to BJP’s opposition free India;

Build an India where Hundred Flowers Blossom, Hundred Thoughts Contend!

KN Ramachandran

General Secretary

CPI (ML) Red Star

Dated: 9th August, 2018
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The Communist movement in India has a history of almost a century after the salvos of October Revolution in Russia brought Marxism-Leninism to the people of India who were engaged in the national liberation struggle against the British colonialists. It is a complex and chequered history.