December 31, 2015



Press Release



The Plenum on organisation, convened as directed by the 21st Party Congress:


Resolved to strengthen and streamline our Party’s organisational capacities to meet the current challenges by unleashing mightier people’s struggles to develop the independent strength of our Party in conformity with our adopted political-tactical line. This line is aimed at changing the correlation of class forces amongst the Indian people in favour of the Left and Democratic Front, the precursor to the People’s Democratic Front and advance towards the successful culmination of the People’s Democratic Revolution.


In order to accomplish this, the Plenum decided:


To rapidly increase our independent strength by adopting a mass line and our intervention capacities, strengthen Left unity and to forge the Left and Democratic Front not only as an electoral front but as a fighting alliance of forces for an economic, social and political change by isolating the reactionary ruling classes.

To effectively implement united front tactics to discharge the dual tasks of unity and struggle by developing joint movements, enabling us to approach sections of the exploited classes who currently are under the influence of bourgeois parties.

To employ flexible tactics to deal with swift changes that may occur in the political situation in accordance with our Political-Tactical Line.

To set up joint platforms with various social movements, people’s mobilizations and issue based movements.

To dovetail electoral tactics to the primacy of building the Left and Democratic Front.


 To strengthen class and mass struggles by:

o   Forging a broad front of agricultural workers, poor peasants, middle peasants, rural workers in the non-farm sections, artisans and other sections of the rural poor against the landlord-rural rich nexus.

o   Organising workers in key and strategic industries; organising contract workers in both the organized and unorganized sectors; establishing area-based organisations in coordination with between trade unions, youth, women etc.

o   Organising the urban poor in the bastis/local areas; establishing occupation based neighbourhood-mohallah-basti committees.

o   Strengthening work amongst the middle classes particularly ideological work by the establishment of various fora like citizens forums, platforms to promote cultural activities/actions; scientific temper and others related to their life and work. Strengthening work in residential associations, pensioners associations and professional bodies.


Through these methods, the Plenum decided that the CPI(M) must:


 Strengthen our links with the Indian people to empower ourselves to unleash mightier mass and class struggles.

 Effectively adopt and implement the mass line of the Party to ensure the establishment of such live links with the people.

 Focus on advancing the Agrarian Revolution, the axis of the Democratic revolution, by forging unity in struggles of all rural exploited sections of people.

 Strengthen efforts to develop the worker-peasant alliance.

 Focus mainly on

o   Forging class and mass struggles on economic and social issues to widen the Party’s influence and to rally the Left and democratic forces.

o   Adopting a mass line and establish live links with the people.

o   Streamlining the organisation to build a revolutionary Party with quality membership of high quality.

o   Making special efforts to attract youth to the Party.

o   Waging the ideological struggle against communalism, neo-liberalism and reactionary ideologies.


The Plenum also decided that:


“All these tasks must be implemented in a time-bound manner beginning from the Party C.C. Centre. State Committees must concretise such time-bound implementation plans and review them in a year’s time”.


The Plenum redoubled the CPI(M)’s resolve by stating:


“No social transformation is possible, in fact, cannot be conceived without the vast mass of people belonging to all exploited classes rising in revolt against the exploiting ruling classes. In the final analysis it is the people who make history. Revolutionary history is no exception. A revolutionary Party, the CPI(M), must emerge as the vanguard of this people’s upsurge. This is our historic responsibility”.


“Let us redouble our resolve, at this plenum, to advance towards discharging this responsibility!


“Forward towards a stronger CPI(M) with an all India mass base!


“Forward towards a revolutionary Party with a Mass Line!”