THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The draft organizational report presented at the state conference admits to continuing alienation of poor sections of society from the party owing to various reasons. The factors responsible for the poor distancing themselves from party need to be examined in detail and remedial measures have to be taken immediately to arrest the trend. The party felt the issues of the marginalised sections need to be taken on priority by rallying them in a big way. It may be recalled that Kolkata plenum in 2015 had called for drawing sufficient cadres and sympathizers from the basic classes and the oppressed sections if the party were to conduct the class and mass struggles in a determined manner.
The organizational report hints at Parliamentarism that has manifested in various ways with cadres at different levels showing greater desire to secure positions. There are deviations from prescribed guidelines in lifestyle of members which are leading to the weakening of links with the masses at different levels. Erosion of communist values, reformist outlook, parliamentarism and tendency to adjust to bourgeoisie values are some of the factors affecting the quality of cadre. The party notes with concern the attempts being made by BJP-RSS to increase its influence by raising communal and sectarian issues.
According to CPM, the manner in which the entire national leadership of the BJP, union ministers, chief ministers and ministers descended in the state last year indicated the desperation in Sangh Parivar and its attempt to not only weaken LDF government but also target Left forces in a big way. CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury in his inaugural address at the conference had pointed out the RSS agenda of targeting the communists who they believe is one of three major obstacles for their growth. The other being Muslims and Christians.
The CPM Kerala unit being the strongest in the country, it was bound to come under sharp attack in the coming days. It is in this backdrop that the party has called for further expansion and consolidation of its base. CPM politburo member M.A. Baby had hinted at wooing the secular people among believers on Thursday. The idea is to reach out to sections which are still out of the party fold....