January 20, 2015


Press Statement


The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on the second day of its session at Hyderabad has issued the following statement:


Review Report Adopted


The Central Committee meeting on the second day adopted the Draft Review Report on the Political Tactical Line after a discussion. The Review Report deals with the past experience of the Political-Tactical Line and its implementation with a view to strengthening and expanding the Party’s influence and advancing the struggle for a Left and democratic front.


Draft Political Resolution


The Central Committee has taken up the discussion on the Draft Political Resolution for the 21st Congress of the Party. The Draft was presented by the General Secretary Prakash Karat in the evening session on January 19. After the discussions are completed the Draft Resolution is expected to be adopted on January 21.


The Draft Resolution states that with the assumption of power by the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre, the stage is set for a rightwing offensive comprising  an aggressive pursuit of neo-liberal policies and a full scale attempt by the RSS-led Hindutva forces to advance their communal agenda. Such a situation presages the threat of growing authoritarianism.The Draft Resolution sets out the course of action that the Party must undertake to fight this twin offensive.




Current Issues


The Central Committee condemned the steps to curtail the MNREGA, the cut in expenditure in the health and education budgets.


The Central Committee sharply criticized the Modi government for increasing the excise duty four times and thereby preventing the passing on to the people the benefits of the steep fall in international oil prices.


The Central Committee adopted a resolution against the Ordinance on the Land Acquisition Act which called for a broad based struggle against this attack on farmers’ rights.


The Central Committee also strongly opposed the activities of the Hindutva brigade all over the country. This multipronged effort to advance the Hindutva agenda involves such disruptive activities such as “reconversion”, targeting of minorities and threats to artists and writers like the persecution of Perumal Murugan in Tamilnadu. The Central Committee appealed to all democratic and secular forces to unitedly oppose these communal activities which threaten the secular-democratic foundations of the Republic.


Protest Obama Visit


The Central Committee called upon all its Party units to join the Left parties call to protest against the visit of President Obama on January 24.