Karat attempts to strengthen CPI(M), focussing on Unity

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Vizag: The CPM began its conclave on Tuesday with a call by its outgoing General Secretary Prakash Karat to overcome the recent hurdles and the rebuild the ideologies of the party from the recent degradation it had suffered.Addressing the 21st Congress of the CPM, he also called for widening and strengthening the left unity to counter the right-wing offensive.

“At the present juncture it is absolutely vital to build and expand independent strength of CPI-M and the left. We have to overcome the reverses suffered by CPI-M and the left in recent period particularly in West Bengal,” he said.Karat said the conclave would send out a clear and categorical message to people that the only alternative to the neo-liberal, corrupt and communal order is left and democratic alternative.

“We have a political party BJP in power at the centre which is nothing but political extension of RSS. Thus the Modi government is a joint enterprise of BJP and RSS with the parent partner holding majority stakes in this joint venture,” he said. He alleged that the Modi government has opened way for Hindutva forces to advance their communal agenda. “What BJP and RSS are set to do is to demolish the secular democratic foundations of the Indian constitution.”

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