CPI National Congress from Mar 23

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Hyderabad, Mar 18: The five-day 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of India (CPI) will be held here from March 23.

Addressing a press conference here today, Party Andhra Pradesh secretary K Narayana said 1,000 delegates from all over the country besides delegates from 35 countries would take part in the Congress being held here after a gap of 18 years.

After the flag hoisting by former MP B Dharmabiksham, Party National General Secretary A B Bardhan would deliver the opening speech, he said adding CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, Forward Bloc Secretary Chandra Chudan and leaders of other Left parties would participate in the meet on March 23.

Party National Council Secretary Suravaram Sudhakara Reddy, MP, said various matters, including the present political situation in the country would be discussed in the meeting.

After the CPI National Congress, the All India conference of the CPI(M) would be held in Coimbatore within a few days, Mr Reddy said.

Two seminars, one on 'Globalization-Crisis in agriculture solutions would be held on March 24 in which renowned scientists, including M S Swaminathan would participate. The other seminar on 'Socialism in 21st century' would be organised on March 26 in which experts in politics would take part.

A public meeting would be held on the concluding day of the National Congress on March 27 at the Nizam College grounds. Cultural programmes, photo exhibition and screening of films would be organised as part of the five-day conference, he added.

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