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CPI State executive committee meet begins

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Need for agitation against encroachment of public land discussed

Key issues: A.B. Bardhan, general secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI) speaking at the State Executive Committee meeting in Sivaganga on Saturday. — Photo: L. Balachandar
Key issues: A.B. Bardhan, general secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI) speaking at the State Executive Committee meeting in Sivaganga on Saturday. — Photo: L. Balachandar

A three-day State Executive Committee meet of the Communist Party of India (CPI) began here on Saturday.

Nagai Selvaraj, former Member of Parliament, presided. A.B. Bardhan, general secretary; S. Sudhakar Reddy, deputy general secretary; D. Raja, national secretary; R. Nallakannu, central committee member; D. Pandian, State secretary; C. Mahendran, State deputy secretary; and S. Gunasekaran, State executive committee, were among those attended.

Party sources told The Hindu that the meeting discussed the need to launch an agitation against “unethical land deals” and encroachment of public land in different parts of the State. The issue of rise in prices of essential commodities, which was dominating Parliament proceedings, also came up for discussion.

The executive committee discussed ways and means to carry forward the agitation demanding house pattas to the poor. It was expected to continue the discussions over shortcomings of State and Central governments at the State general council meeting on Sunday and Monday.

A strategy to form a “strong and umbrella alliance” to unseat the DMK from power in the Assembly elections was expected to come up for discussion on Sunday.

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