Bardhan, Raja, Karat to take part in CPI national Congress

Top CPI leaders AB Bardhan and D Raja and CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat will take part in the five day 22nd national level congress of the CPI here from March 25.

PTI| Updated: Mar 21, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

Puducherry: Top CPI leaders AB Bardhan and D Raja and CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat will take part in the five day 22nd national level congress of the CPI here from March 25.

Besides these leaders, those from AIFB, RSP, CPI (Marxist Leninist) would also take part in the congress, being hosted here for the first time by the local unit, party's Puducherry state committee Secretary R Viswanathan said.

He told reporters here that national level leaders of Left parties would felicitate delegates on the opening day. Party general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy would inaugurate the congress, he said.

CPI national council would meet on March 24 to give finishing touches to the programme chalked out for the five day Congress, he said.

A rally would be held on the concluding day and culminate in a public meeting, to be addressed by CPI national and state level leaders, he said

Viswanathan claimed that the Congress would herald joint efforts for broadening, expanding and consolidating the Left unity to fight the 'rightist communal offensive' and to pave the way for building up a left democratic alternative.