THE 22nd Odisha state conference of CPI(M) held in the Steel City of Rourkela from November 30 to December 2, 2021 (Banamali Dhupal Nagar and Marsha Samad Manch) gave the clarion call to strengthen the Party and mass organisations by developing day-to-day contact with the people of the state on the burning issues they face and to broaden the struggles.

The Party flag was hoisted by CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Polit Bureau member Suryakanta Mishra and all the delegates joined in paying floral tributes to the martyrs’ column.

Addressing the gathering, Yechury urged them to learn from the victorious struggle of the peasants and intensify the struggle to defeat the pro-corporate, communal and Hindutva agenda of the BJP which is the political arm of the fascistic RSS. Suryakanta Mishra urged upon the BJD government to oppose Modi government’s disastrous policies at the central level instead of indulging in a mock fight with the BJP in the state.

A 30-member state committee was elected by the conference. Ali Kishor Patnaik was reelected as secretary of the state committee.