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Bardhan Calls For Unification Of Communist Parties

PTI 01 Jan 2010, 9:04:01 IST

Calling for the unification of the Communist movement in India, CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan said socialist ideals could flourish only if the Left parties came together on a joint platform. 

"There is only one Communist Movement and one Marxian ideal and the Communist parties should come together on a joint platform for sustained growth of socialism in the country," he said. 

The unification was inevitable and "it could happen tomorrow or the day after ....", he said, inaugurating the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Communist Party at Parapram near here, the place where it was formed in 1939. 

Flaying Congress, he alleged that the UPA Government was serving the interests of capitalistic forces, even as the US itself had failed to ward off the economic slowdown, "thanks to the unbridled growth of these forces." 

Stating that 77 per cent Indian population was leading a life of abject poverty and misery, he criticised the Centre for the unprecedented hike in prices of essential commodities. 

Complimenting the Left Front Government in Kerala for steps taken to strengthen the Public Distribution System, he said the CPI would launch march to the Parliament on March 5, seeking effective steps to strengthen PDS across the country and another demonstration on March 12 to protest the price rise. 

Senior party leaders from Goa, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, besides Kerala attended the function held at Parapram where the undivided Communist Party was formally launched in 1939. PTI