Thiruvananthapuram: With CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury presenting an alternate line at the 22nd Party Congress now in session in Hyderabad, the stage is now set for spirited discussions over the issue of bringing together all secular democratic forces to defeat ‘fascist’ BJP.
Yechury presented his alternative position after former general secretary Prakash Karat placed the draft political resolution and political tactical line before the Congress. The report presented by him was the one which had been earlier adopted by the politburo and central committee in Kolkata.
Attacking the government at the Centre, Yechury said it was being controlled by the RSS, which is pursuing policies that have imposed "unprecedented miseries" on the people and "grievously threatened" the unity and integrity of the country.
He referred to attacks on Left workers, and alleged it was the principal target of communal forces because it championed the cause of the people. Yechury also accused the BJP-led government of "willingly succumbing" to international pressures on economic issues.
"The challenges that we face in India are related to international developments. The prolonged crisis of global capitalism, apart from imposing unprecedented attacks on working people in developing countries, is also intensifying the pressures on developing countries like ours to further open our markets and resources for the profit maximisation of international finance capital," Yechury said.