Communist Party of India (CPI) will be holding massive public meetings in Anantapur (June 11), Vijayawada (June 13), and Hyderabad (June 15) to mark the launch of a continuing agitation against the “non-performing” State government.

“The Anantapur, Vijayawada, and Hyderabad meetings will be attended by national leaders Gurudas Dasgupta, D. Raja, and A.B. Bardhan,” the party's State secretary, K. Narayana, told a media conference here on Friday.

Reacting to a query if the fall of the Left's bastion West Bengal meant an end to the Communist ideology, he said defeat in one election would not be the end for the party. On the contrary, it had ruled uninterruptedly for 34 years.