THE 26th conference of the Andhra Pradesh committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was held from December 27-29, 2021 at Tadepalli in Guntur district in an enthusiastic atmosphere.

Inaugurating the conference, Party general secretary Sitaram Yechury stated that defeating the Modi government at centre is the main objective in the days to come. The BJP being at the helm of affairs was implementing the RSS agenda of Hindutva rashtra. They are undermining the constitution and paving the way for the replacement of the secular democratic republic with fascistic Hindutva rashtra.

Party Polit Bureau member Prakash Karat congratulated the delegates for the free and frank discussion that was critical and self critical. He complemented the Party units at all levels for the outstanding services rendered in the pandemic period. He exhorted the delegates to be vigilant about the BJP-RSS forces working systematically to penetrate the masses. He said that Hindutva is the main danger at the all India level and also in this state. Karat dwelt upon the decisions of Kolkata plenum on mass line and building the Party strong.

B V Raghavulu, Party Polit Bureau member in his concluding remarks stressed the importance of studying the situation concretely in order to apply Marxism accordingly. He reminded about the CC documents on agrarian situation, conditions of working class and middle class etc in the background of neoliberal policies and appealed the delegates to study and take up appropriate activity. Multifarious activities in residential areas have to be launched and expanded, he said. Militant and sustained struggles on mass issues need to be taken up extensively and the Party organization needs to be consolidated, Raghavulu said.

The conference elected new state committee with 50 members, 8 invitees and 5 special invitees. The new committee elected V Srinivasa Rao as the secretary and a secretariat with 13 members.