CPI(M) bars members from caste forums

CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat inaugurates the delegates’ session of the party State plenum in Palakkad on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: P.V.Sujith


The organisational report presented by Communist Party of India (Marxist) State unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan in the party plenum here on Wednesday insists on Communist value systems for all party members by following the Marxian ideology of dialectical materialism.

The report bars the party members from working in religious and caste organisations. “They should not become the office-bearers of religious institutions and worship places,” it says.

Briefing presspersons on the report presented in the plenum here on Wednesday, party Polit Bureau member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the party members holding positions in religious and caste organisations should quit them if they wanted to continue in the party. The members should fight against superstitions and other unscientific customs and practices, he said.

The report aims at a qualitative change in the membership of the party in the State. “Party leaders and members are now convinced that the era of factionalism has ended in the party. Now, everyone has to follow the party decisions and implement them. All those who left the party in the name of factionalism and difference of opinion will have to be brought back if they have not already become the enemies of the party,” Mr. Balakrishnan said.

He said the organisational report chalked out a plan of action to bring more members of minorities into the party fold. The party would take up issues affecting the religious minorities. Despite Malappuram district having four Ministers in the State government, the district continued to be very backward.

The party, Mr. Balakrishnan said, would strive to bring more members from the fishermen community, the Scheduled Castes, and the Scheduled Tribes into the party.

The report said the party members should follow the high standards of Communist values and become examples for society. They should also have high moral values.

The report said a small section of party members were found to be in the habit of drinking. They should stop if they wanted to continue as members as drinking had become a major social disease in the State.

He said the party leaders and members should not maintain any links with people in the real estate business, the blade mafia, and other types of business that bring a bad reputation to the party and its members.

The party members should give details of their assets to the party every year.

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