Guntur : The Communist Party of India (CPI) decided to conduct its 30th national council meet for the first time at Guntur to strengthen the party in AP. The national meet would be held on January 8, 9 and 10 in which CPI national leaders would participate. CPI state secretary, K. Ramakrishna here on Wednesday said that the formation celebrations were held in AP and valedictory programme of the formation celebrations will be held on January 8 with a big rally and a public meeting at Guntur.
He said the CPI is observing 2016 as party strengthening year under which a detailed action plan would be formulated during the council meeting. Mr Ramakrishna said the council meeting would take a decision about contesting elections in West Bengal and Kerala. He said that CPI national general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy, national deputy secretary, Gurudas Gupta, national council members, D. Raja, Amarjit Kaur, Shamim Faizi, K. Narayana, P.Ravindran, Ramendra Kumar and E. Nageswara Rao will attend the council meeting.
Praising the efforts of senior Communist leader A.B. Bardhan, he recalled that for the first time the CPI council meeting would be held without the great leader CPI state assistant secretary, M. Nageswara Rao alleged that the state government was misleading the public with unnecessary capital programmes likeland puja, foundation programme, penances and other kanukas (gifts). He alleged that autocratic governments at tye Centre and state are troubling the people as they totally shunned public welfare. Mentioning about the proposals of privatisation of the APSRTC, he predicted that the public will teach a strong and befitted lesson to both the BJP and the Telugu Desam, in the coming elections if the autocracy continues to neglect the democratic system in the next elections. CPI district secretary, J. Ajaykumar said all arrangements were made for the three day council meeting at Himani Gardens in Guntur city.