His sacrifice had a face of humanity, say speakers

Rich tributes were paid to Puchalapalli Sundaraiah, on the occasion of his 25th death anniversary, here on Wednesday. The CPI (M) city unit organised a meeting to pay tributes to him.

On the occasion, CPI (M) state secretary and Polit bureau member B.V. Raghavulu stressed on the need to reach the masses and the oppressed taking a cue from life and personality of Sundaraiah. The simplicity, humanity behind the sacrifice, and commitment were some of the facets of Sundaraiah's success. His simplicity was to reach common man and mingle with them. And, his sacrifice had a face of humanity as he distributed his lands for landless. Likewise, he never went back in time of difficulties, he said, adding, these qualities were need of hour to achieve the Sundaraiah's goals and objectives. “The people, world over, were confronting many new problems like abuse of natural resources by few rich people, and growing Capitalism. These rich people were driving the people towards socialism. New forces were seeking inspiration from life of Sundaraiah and Marxism to resolve these problems. And, hence, it was necessary to gear up for setting up socialist society,” he said.

The ruling Congress and many political parties have stopped thinking about the problems the common man was facing as they were more interested in power, and struggling with internal squabbles. The people were in dire need of political party like CPI (M) to agitate in behalf of them, he said. Stating that CPI(M) all India maha sabha, which was due in February 2010, could not be organised due to elections in many states. The all India meeting was postponed to 2012, and extended central committee meeting would be organised in Vijayawada from August 7 to 10. As many as 370 delegates would attended the meeting to discuss the political developments in last three years and chalk out future action plan, he said, and recalled that all India meeting conducted in 1982, when Sundaraiah was alive, in Vijayawada was a grand success. CPI(M) central committee member Paturi Ramaiah, district secretary V. Umamaheswara Rao, city secretary R. Raghu, floor leader in VMC Ch. Babu Rao and others were present.

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