CPI (M) holds memorial talk on Communist movement

The city unit of the CPI (M) organised a memorial talk on ‘Communist movement-challenges' on the occasion of the 9th death anniversary of Moturi Hanumantha Rao here on Friday.

CPI State secretary B.V. Raghavulu dwelt on ebbs and tides of the communist movement in India and more particularly in Andhra Pradesh. Elucidating the challenges before the Communist movement, he said: “In view of developments, including capitalism, consumerism, money power and identity politics, we (the Left parties) are in a state of self defence.” The Left movement needs to tide over these challenges with renewed vigour and enthusiasm to prove that socialism was an alternative to capitalism, he said.

Major objective

“Many unanswered questions, such as when will the Communists come to power, are before us,” he said.

“The major objective is socialism and not just power.” “The identity politics like regionalism, casteism, and religion have reached the zenith. This apart, increasing election expenditure is questioning our chances of participating in parliamentary democracy as we never supported the identify politics. We need to find a solution to these challenges,” he said.

Stressing on the need for a united struggle to triumph over the capitalism and its challenges, Mr. Raghavulu said that nine Left parties were chalking out an action plan for united struggle to face these challenges and march towards socialism.

Earlier, he recollected the Communist movement spearheaded by Hanumantha Rao. CPI(M) district secretary V. Uma Maheswara Rao, city secretary R. Raghu, CPI(M) floor leader in VMC general body Ch. Babu Rao and others were present.

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