Prakash Karat rules out inner-party tussle
Ruling out any inner tussle within the party over review of political tactical line, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today said the party recognises that the fight against communalism requires broader mobilisation of all Left, democratic and secular forces.
Kolkata: Ruling out any inner tussle within the party over review of political tactical line, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today said the party recognises that the fight against communalism requires broader mobilisation of all Left, democratic and secular forces.
Karat also lashed out at a section of media for misinterpreting the political deliberations in the party's central committee and that the party will not change its way of functioning and methods of discussions.
"Our endeavour is to build united struggles of the working class, peasantry. This unity is sought to be disrupted by the communal forces that is gaining ground in West Bengal and India. So it is absolutely imperative to strengthen the CPI(M), Left forces as a whole and rally the Left and democratic forces.
"....Our party also recognises that fight against communalism requires broader mobilisation of all democratic and secular forces. We have to unite all the democratic and secular forces to fight off the communal forces in the country and the state," Karat said in a party programme.
Lashing out at the Trinamool Congress as a "corrupt ...Party of criminals", Karat accepted that there was a need to rebuild and reorganise the party in the state in the backdrop of recent reverses that the party had faced.
The CPI(M) General Secretary said discussions within the party was on to thrash out a political tactical line, which should be effective to meet the right wing offences.
"We have decided to fashion out a political tactical line which should be effective to meet the right wing offences. And in order to do that we have to examine our political tactical line that we have pursued. We have to see how it has been implemented how it has been pursued, if there are any shortcoming or weakness is there," Karat said.
He said the party needs to fight both the neo-liberal and communal forces in the country.
"During the last central committee discussion, as we were reviewing our political tactical line, the Politburo decided that all the opinions and discussions will be discussed in the central committee. This is the practice of the Communist party that on all political and ideological questions we discuss all views and then come to an unified understanding," said karat.
"It is these discussions that has been a part of pan India media speculations and widespread campaign. We want to tell our comrades and media that we are not going to change our functioning and methods of discussions, because we are afraid that the bourgeois media to misrepresent, to trivialise and reduce our serious political discussions as tiffs and tussles within the leaders of the party.
"We are not worried about that. We are worried about how to increase the strength of the party," Karat said.
He said the leadership was not happy with the independent growth of the party throughout the country.
Karat's comments came in the backdrop of reports of differences coming to fore within the CPI(M) leadership over the reasons that led to its decline and the ways to rejuvenate its organisation and overcome political isolation in the last central committee meet.
The party's Central Committee asked the top leaders in the Politburo to give a fresh draft on the political-tactical line, which would be placed in the next central committee meet on January next year, after CPI(M) Politburo members Sitaram Yechury and B V Raghavulu and some others placed separate notes to express their differences with the official line.