In a bid to strengthen party’s position, CPI(M) leaders to reach out to masses
The CPI(M) leaders will go to the masses and launch a movement to establish their rights.
The decision was taken at the end of the two-day organisational plenum of the state committee held at Pramode Dasgupta Bhavan.
The leaders admitted that over the past few years, many leaders had lost mass contact and failed to assess the minds of people. They also failed to gauge the organisational strength of Trinamool Congress.
The state secretary Surya Kanta Misra said by burying all hatchets all the workers should be united to launch pro-people movement. “The workers should go to the people and understand their problem. We will have to stand by their side,” he said.
Misra added that the party was going through crisis and many more workers might join Trinamool. “But that cannot affect the Communist movement. We should fight to establish the rights of poor people.” He urged leaders not to get disheartened as “In the past the party had faced many problems and attempts were made to crush it. But the party came back with more support and this will happen here also,” he said.
The session began with a volley of criticism from anti-alliance leaders who wanted a clear cut decision whether the alliance with Congress would continue in the upcoming by-elections and the panchayat election, scheduled to be held in 2018. The leaders did not give any answer.
To cover up the matter and turn the attention of the leaders towards national issues, party secretary Sitaram Yechury said the Centre had failed to resolve the mounting unemployment problem.
Movements should be launched to highlight the failure of the Centre. He said clubbing of Aadhar card with ration had been disastrous as many people have not gotten Aadhar cards as yet.
Interestingly, this point had been raised by Mamata Banerjee three months ago.
The leaders could not give concrete suggestion to tide over the financial crisis the party is facing and how to bring back the confidence of people.
The leaders also remained silent about recruiting young leaders in key posts.