Left meet at Delhi on new alliance

Left meet at Delhi on new alliance

The Left parties will organise a conference at New Delhi on July 1 to find ways to forge an alliance as an alternative at national level to the failed ...

suravaram sudhakar reddyThe Left parties will organise a conference at New Delhi on July 1 to find ways to forge an alliance as an alternative at national level to the failed experiments of UPA and NDA, Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, national general secretary of Communist Party of India said here on Monday. The two-day State-level conference of the party presided over by VS Bose was started here on Monday. Sudhakar Reddy said that the corrupt UPA were out to retain power at any cost while the NDA was trying to make a comeback by all means at the Centre. " It is high time the Left and the like-minded parties come together to form a front to save the country.

He said that the Left leaders have already held talks with the BJD, JD(U), SP and others parties. "In this backdrop, the Left parties including CPI, CPI(M), RSP and Forward Block have decided to organize the conference at Delhi," he added. The conference would expose the anti-people policies of the UPA and the earlier regime of NDA. He said that the alternative alliance was not the Federal Front proposed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee or the third front.

He said that both the UPA and NDA were shrinking day by day and parties like Trinamool Congress, DMK have already left the UPA with their 48 MPs. The Vajpayee-led NDA has 24 parties and now the NDA has hardly three parties in its fold. "The Federal Front has no clarity on various issues," he remarked and warned that the Federal Front was dangerous which was being formed without any alternative economic policies. He ridiculed the likening of Narendra Modi as 3D (dynamic, development and daring) by BJP senior leader Venkaiah Naidu and said that 3D only created illusory effects.

CPI state secretary K Narayana said that the State politics has become chaotic and uncertain and the Congress was responsible for the mess. "The corruption and the no decision on Telangana issue had resulted in uncertain conditions," he added. He lambasted the chief minister for supporting the tainted ministers. "No packages would be accepted and only formation of the State was the only solution to the vexed problem," he added. He said that donations would be collected from public for the Uttarakhand flood victims from June 27. Public meeting today

A public meeting would be held at the Yadagirigutta bus stand in connection with the valedictory of two-day state-level conference of the party, according to district secretary Mallepalli Adi Reddy, joint secretary Goda Sreeramulu.

CPI under pressure to lead T movement

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Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India (CPI) seeks to make the fight for Telangana as its main electoral plank at the hustings in 2014. The party leadership, which embarked on a stock-taking exercise on its strengths and inadequacies at its two day state Council meeting that took off on Monday at Yadagirigutta favoured spearheading the movement for statehood by uniting the like-minded left democratic forces that had already adopted an unwavering stand on Telangana. The party leadership preferred to find itself in the frontlines of the fight instead of playing the second fiddle.

The Telangana leadership of the party was unhappy for not being able to implement so far the resolution adopted at its state conference held in Karimnagar to take initiative for leading the T movement from the forefront. The party did not take up the resolution with seriousness so far, they felt and called for an end to the wavering attitude towards the movement for statehood.

The party leadership has opted for a serious review of its eroding support based in region. Senior leaders were not at all happy with the performance of the party in the region even after identifying itself with T movement. While both the BJP and TRS had strengthened organizationally by taking the movement to grassroots, the CPI, it was observed, could make no headway in this direction. The CPI leaders from the region are said to be firm on distancing the organization from forces that had no clear-cut stand on Telangana.

They have begun to question as to why the party could not adapt a strong policy of its own on the demand for statehood. They have been extending all support to the decisions taken by the TJAC despite the fact that it had played no direct role in it. They are highly skeptical of this and wanted organization to take the movement in its stride to give it a new direction and success. Otherwise, the party may not be able to make any electoral gains in the next elections, they felt.

Leaders from the region have been stressing for a taking a decision on the kind of role they had to play in the run up for the local body polls and to evolve a plan of action to intensify the T movement in July first week .

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