THE 23rd state conference of Punjab state committee of CPI(M) was held at Ludhiana from November 24-25, 2021. Comrade Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary along with comrade Nilotpal Basu, Polit Bureau member and in-charge of Punjab state committee remained present on both days to guide the conference on behalf of the Central Committee.
Inaugurating the conference, Sitaram Yechury said that the peasant struggle has created a new history by forcing the Modi led BJP government to announce the repeal of the three anti-peasantry and pro-corporate agriculture laws. He termed it a big victory for the long drawn struggle of one year by the Indian peasantry. He further said that the Modi led BJP government is responsible for the death of 700 peasants who laid down their lives during the kisan struggle. He extended full support to the kisan struggle for the remaining demands of MSP, withdrawal of Electricity Amendment Bill and compensation to the families of the martyred peasants etc.
Nilotpal Basu spoke in detail on the organisational issues. He congratulated the state committee for its most arduous task of unifying the Party in the state, activating the entire Party membership and bringing them into struggles. He hoped that the Party in Punjab will soon get back its earlier status. He appreciated the sincere efforts of the Punjab state committee to mobilise not only peasants but also other mass organisations like the CITU, Khet Mazdoor Union, DYFI, Istri Sabha and students for sending regular jathas to the Singhu and Tikri borders to strengthen the kisan Struggle.
A 36 member state committee was elected unanimously. 12 delegates and 3 alternate delegates were also elected unanimously for the Party Congress to be held in Kerala in April 2022.
A meeting of the newly elected state committee members held under the presidentship of Sitaram Yechury unanimously elected Sukhwinder Singh Sekhon as state secretary for the second term.