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CPM to build mass movement against ‘anti-people’ policies

CPM to build mass movement against ‘anti-people’ policies
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The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Andhra Pradesh unit would build mass movements to sensitise people on the anti-people polices of the State and the Central governments.

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  • Plans to use folk arts to mobilise masses
  • To unite mass organisations after February

Vijayawada: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Andhra Pradesh unit would build mass movements to sensitise people on the anti-people polices of the State and the Central governments. The party would use different art forms to create awareness among people on issues concerning the development of the people and the State, said the party AP secretary P Madhu.

Speaking to media persons here on Friday, Madhu said that the party would start uniting the Left parties, their frontal wings and other mass organisations after the party holds it 24th conference for two days in the city from February 8. He said that the residual Andhra Pradesh State was facing several problems after bifurcation and the governments have to begin the work to build the new State. He recalled the promises made both in the AP Reorganisation Act and also during debate in Rajya Sabha for the State and regretted that neither the State government nor the Centre have started converting the promises into reality. He felt the need to build pressure on both the governments to fulfil these promises. He said that the Union government had promised a special railway zone for the State, several smart cities, besides Central government institutions. He wanted the government to speed up the process of allocating and establishing Central institutions. However, he wanted the State government to set up these institutions across the State. He also asked the government to develop 14 ports along the coast as that would help in promoting industrial corridors.

Madhu took strong exception to the BJP encouraging communal politics in the country and said that the time had come for the secular forces in the country to oppose such attempts. He said that the CPI-M would use cultural forms that represent the rich Indian culture to create awareness among the people for a greater unity of secular forces. Referring to the capital building plans of the Andhra Pradesh government, the CPI-M leader expressed concern over the move to take 30,000 acres of land. He said that his party would not remain silent if the government used force to take the lands from the farmers who are opposed to the idea. The cultural teams that would be formed by the party would tour all the 13 districts, he said and added that the State conference would give direction to them. Madhu emphasized the need to provide reservations in the private sector and allocate funds for the SC and ST sub-plans.

The CPI-M senior leaders Y Venkateswara Rao and Ch Baburao were also present at the news conference.

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