Fight against Modi govt main task, no truck with Congress: CPM

Visakhapatnam, Apr 18: The CPI(M) said that the immediate task on its hand was the fight against the Narendra Modi government's policies and "communal" agenda of the Hindutva forces, but ruled out joining hands with Congress in its campaign.

"This (fight against BJP and its policies) is the main task at hand. This requires a concerted opposition to the Modi Government's economic policies and its Hindutva-oriented social and educational policies," said the draft political resolution adopted on the penultimate day of the party's 21st congress here.


While the main direction of the struggle is against the BJP, the party will continue to oppose the Congress, which too has pursued "neo-liberal policies".

It is the UPA Government's "anti-people" policies and "corruption" which helped the BJP to acquire popular support, it said. [Do not want to add members through messages and missed calls: Prakash Karat]

The resolution made it clear that the party, which had provided outside support to ruling UPA 1, will have no understanding or electoral alliance with the Congress.

Briefing reporters on the deliberations of the meet held every three year to work out the party's policies, Polit Bureau member S Ramachandran Pillai said a plenum will be held later this year to examine the CPI(M)'s line in various aspects and correct deficiencies, if any.

The resolution was adopted by the congress after a reply to the discussion by CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, who will be stepping down at the end of the meet as he has completed three consecutive tenures in the top post.

"The party has to conduct a political-ideological struggle against the BJP-RSS combine. The fight against communalism cannot be conducted in isolation. It has to be integrated with the struggle against the neo-liberal policies and in defence of the people's livelihood."

It resolved to give primary attention to developing and building independent strength of the party, the most prominent Left force in the country.

At the same time, CPI(M) will strive to develop united actions on people's issues, defence of national sovereignty, states' rights and against imperialism with other democratic forces and non-Congress secular parties, the resolution added.


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