Prakash Karat stresses on need to rebuild party

July 17, 2011 11:51 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 01:32 am IST - KOLKATA:

Prakash Karat.

Prakash Karat.

Even in the face of political attacks on it in West Bengal, stern action will have to be taken against the wrong trends that may have set in within the party as it moves ahead to win back the faith of the people, Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) told a meeting of party' State Committee, which reviewed the party's performance in the April-May Assembly elections in the State here on Sunday.

The objective of the appraisal is to rebuild the party by bringing about the necessary modifications in its line of action in keeping with the changes in class relations owing the various economic and social changes, he said on the final day of the two-day meeting of the State Committee of the CPI(M).

Efforts to resist the attack on democracy in the State will have to be combined with the fight against the anti-people policies of the Untied Progressive Alliance government, that include rise in prices of essential commodities and rampant corruption, and for which the Trinamool Congress is also responsible, Mr Karat noted.

The prime task before the CPI(M) was to strengthen its organisation and reaffirm its political line, State Secretary of the party Biman Bose said.

Party members at all levels will have to be more active and will have to exercise patience in maintaining relations with the people. The present political situation was not everlasting, he said.

The meeting noted that even though the pro-people programme of the Left Front governments over the past 34 years had met with overwhelming success, there had been some negative fall-outs too.

A deep conspiracy by reactionary forces led by the Trinamool Congress to create a situation of violence and anarchy in the State, compounded by the misuse of large amounts of money and a sustained anti-Left campaign by a section of the media had resulted in confusing many people and alienating them from the CPI(M), the meeting observed.

The main reason for the party's poor performance in the Assembly polls was its organisational shortcomings. An inadequate class perspective as well as shortfall in commitment towards the poor as reflected in the functioning of the administration, panchayats and municipalities had taken a toll on the party's organisation. It had also come in the way of establishing a political relationship between the party and the people, the CPI(M) State Committee noted.

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