Deepankar re-elected general secretary of CPI(ML-Liberation)

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Kolkata, Dec 17 (UNI) The CPI (ML-Liberation) today called for "people's resistance, Left resurgence", and remove poverty of the masses.

After being re-elected as party's general secretary at the 8th Party Congress, Deepankar Bhattacharjee called for "land, livelyhood, democracy and dignity", for all.

The party also inducted six more members in its central committee making it a 47-member committee, the supreme body of the party, at the Congress.

Addressing his first news conference after being re-elected, Bhattacharjee said, earlier the central committee had only 41 members.

"This time we have decided to expand the high powered committee with six women members and consolidate the organisation in grass roots", he added.

The CPI(ML-Liberation) also adopted several resolutions of global and domestic situation and move accordingly, said Bhattacharjee.

It also passed several resolutions, among others, emphasising the need for agriculture revolution to protect India's democracy and intensifying the movement among the peasants, he said.

"We will also organise mass movement throughout the country against the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance(UPA) government at the Centre for its "anti-people, anti-farmers and foreign policies," he said.

The country needed an alternative force to the Left Front and "we had initial talks with the Front partners like the CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc, the CPI (ML-L) chief said.

The CPI (ML-L) also called a "people's resistance, Left resurgence', to mark the death anniversary of late Vinod Mishra, by organising a mass rally in the city tomorrow with slogans " land, livelihood, democracy and dignity".

Mr Bhattacharjee also criticised the ruling CPI(M) in West Bengal for its alleged double standard in the SEZ policy. He said the CPI(M) was opposing the SEZ in Orissa, Maharashtra and Punjab, however, the same policy was adopted in its state of Nandigram and Singur.


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