CPI holds Congress responsible for Telangana issue

Communist Party of India (CPI) was compelled to join hands either with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) or the Congress in elections owing to its inability to enter the cauldron on its own. The only other alternative of going into a fight along with CPI (M) proved to be a futile exercise in last elections, said CPI State secretary K. Narayana.

At a meet-the-press organised by Vijayawada Press Club with Dr. Narayana here on Tuesday, he said: “It's true that there has to be sanctity in politics. There is nothing unholy in joining hands with other political party until the Left gained strength to fight on its own.”

The Congress turned the State into a laboratory for its experiments induced by the World Bank and the U.S. The people were driven into poverty as the Central government was testing the waters in the State for all its programmes. “It's a gift to the people for sending 33 Congress MPs to Parliament,” he ridiculed. Holding Congress responsible for the Telangana issue, the CPI leader said that the region was on the boil due to sheer opportunistic and bourgeoisie politics of the Congress. The CPI switched over from Visalandhra to separate Telagana respecting the popular demand. “The politics cannot be rigid. They have to be dynamic and decisions need to be taken depending on changing scenario,” he said.

The voice for Telangana was growing louder as the agreements and GOs – Gentlemen Agreement, 610 GO etc. -- were never implemented, he said.

However, he was quick to add: “We don't think political boundaries will change lives of people in backward areas, including Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. The economic freedom and comprehensive development were required.”

Corruption

The corruption scaled new heights in Congress regime. It even did not spare the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD). Adikesavulu Naidu was made TTD chairman for voting in UPA favour in Parliament, he added. APWUJ State vice-president Ambati Anjaneyulu, Press Club president K. Jayaraj, and secretary G. Rama Rao were also present.

Conclave concludes

The three-day 20 city conclave of CPI concluded here. The conclave has shrunk the council strength to a great extent, and pegged it at 75. In addition, eight candidate members were elected for the council. The candidate members, however, do not have voting rights. They will be eligible to become full time council members in next council. In fact, the party State leadership has directed the city unit to limit the council strength to 125; the outgoing council had more than 130 members. Till last reports, a hectic deliberations and vying for the coveted post were on. In three-day deliberations conclave adopted various resolutions, including implementation of Budmeru diversion scheme, mosquito menace, sub plan for SC and ST.

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