The results of elections to the three BJP ruled states, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and MP reveal the extent of alienation of people from BJP. These are not votes for the Congress, but anti-BJP vote. That the people are not pro-Congress is reflected in the defeat of the decade long Congress rule in Mizoram and the failure of its Grand Alliance against TRS in Telengana.
Com. KN Ramachandran Re-elected as the General Secretary!!
The 11th Congress of CPI (ML) Red Star spanning a 6-month long process starting with the branch, local and area level conferences since June leading to district and state-level conferences finally culminated in the successful conclusion of the Party Congress with a mass rally and public meeting at Freedom Park in Bengaluru on November 26 followed by the delegate session at Spoortidhama, near Anjana Nagar from 27 November to 1 December, 2018. Including 168 delegates, 18 fraternal delegates and 118 observers altogether 304 participants attended the Congress.
Fraternal delegates from within the country representing different revolutionary organisations as well as fraternal delegates from Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, Morocco, Congo, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh participated in the Congress process and communist and ML parties from various countries have sent messages of greetings. Venue of the Congress was named Bhagat Singh-Ashfakhulla Khan nagar while the delegate hall in the name of Bhangar martyr comrades Mofisul-Alamgir-Hafizul. The delegate session was preceded by the Opening Session from 9.30am to 01.30pm on 27th November.
The seminar on Imperialism Today along with the release of the book Polemics on New-Imperialism was held from 5 pm to 9 pm on 28th November and the seminar on Approach to Left Unity in India together with the release of the book on Bhangar Movement from 5 pm to 8 pm on 29th November. Fraternal comrades from abroad and India respectively participated in these two seminars. Culmination of the Party Congress on December 1 was followed by the International Seminar on Theory of Liberation of Women initiated by the World Women’s Conference from December 2-4 with participants from Asia, Africa and Europe at the same venue.
The delegate session held from the afternoon of November 27 to December 1 adopted the Political Resolution, Political Organisational Report and Amendments to the Constitution after in-depth discussion. The Congress also adopted a number of important resolutions including those pertaining to national and international political situation. The Congress called for an overthrow of the corporate-saffron-fascist Modi regime and strive for the building up of a people’s alternative people’s alternative that rejects the neo-liberal regime, works for democratization of all fields, stands for casteless and genuinely secular polity, and which strive for a people oriented and ecologically sustainable development paradigm based on left’s independent political assertion.
The Congress through secret ballot elected a 33-member Central Committee with Com. K N Ramachandran as the General Secretary and a 3-member Central Control Commission with Com. Sabi Joseph as the Chairman. The Central Committee members are: K N Ramachandran, P J James, Sanjay, Pradip Singh, R Manasayya, Alik, Umakant, Sivaram, M K Dasan, M P Kunhikanaran, Rudrayya, Amir Ali, Kuselar, Doraisamy, Sooryam, Venketeswar Rao, Saidalu, Arun Valeskar, Akshya, D K Rathore, Soura Yadav, Tuhin Dev, Tejram, Vijay, Urmila, Pramila, Sankar, Sharmista, Vasista, Baburam, Vimal, Provint, and Kabeer. And the Central Control Commission members are: Sabi Joseph, Ravi and Tamilselvan.
In his felicitation to the concluding session of the Congress, Com. KN Ramachandran as General Secretary has called for the urgent need of building up a Bolshevik style Party uncompromisingly fighting both right opportunism and left sectarianism which have done immense damage to the Indian Communist movement.
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‘Polemics on New Imperialism’ edited by Dr P J James (PB Member, CPI-ML Red Star) will be released on 28thNovember 2018 at Ambedkar Momorial Cultural Center, Spoorthi Dhama, Bangalore prior to the International seminar on ‘Imperialism Today’, as a part of 11th Party Congress of CPI (ML) Red Star.Party General Secretary Com K N Ramachandran will release the book at the function prior to the International Seminar in which many fraternal international delegates and ICOR leaders and over 300 Party Congress delegates & observers attend.