CPI National Congress to review UPA Govt's performance

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Hyderabad, Mar 22 (UNI) The CPI, which extends support to the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, will make a ''critical review'' of its performance and prepare the ground for a people's movement against neo-liberal economic policies and ''pro-US'' foreign policy of the Government.

The Conference will begin with flag-hoisting by comrade B Dharma Bhiksain, veteran party leader, who took part in the Telangana armed struggle and received the torch brought from the Telangana martyr Doddi Komaraiah's memorial.

CPI National General Secretary A B Bardhan will deliver the inaugural address and set the tone for a threadbare discussion by party delegates from all over the country on ways to build a third alternative to the ruling Congress and ''communal'' BJP at the Centre through people's struggles, party sources said.

The party will chalk out strategies to strengthen the party in the ''Hindi-heartland'', realising that it will not be able to play a decisive role in national politics. At the same time, the party will work out ways to build on its strengths in its strongholds like West Bengal and Kerala.

Leaders of the Left parties, including CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat will take part in the Conference, besides representatives from communist countries.

The party will hold threadbare discussions on the vexed Telangana issue at the party Congress being held for the third time in Andhra Pradesh and finalise its stand on statehood for Telangana.


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