The Three day central committee meeting of CPI(M) held in Tripura, concluded on Sunday with a mammoth rally on over 1 lakh participants. CPIM PB Member Com. S Ramachandran Pillai presided over the function which was inaugurated by Com. Prakash Karat, General Secretary CPIM. The rally observed a minute’s silence in memory of South African leader Nelson Mandela. Vivekananda Stadium in Agarthala was not able to accomodate all the participants in the rally. The public meeting began at 2 pm.
The UPA government is the most corrupt government ever formed at the Centre post- Independence, CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat today said, holding its liberal economic policy as the springboard of all corrupt deals in the country. Emphasising that the government needs to be ousted at "any cost", Karat told that the liberal economic policy pursued by the central government constituted an attack on the livelihood of the toiling masses. Karat said an analysis of the just-concluded Assembly election in five states showed that Congress has been rejected by the masses for rampant corruption and price rise. Taking advantage of the situation, communal forces like BJP were trying hard to come to power with the help of RSS. "But we will not let BJP come to power. We will form a secular non-Congress electoral alliance which will be able to effectively resist BJP from assuming power in the next parliamentary elections," Karat said. General secretary Prakash Karat reiterated that the country needed a third alternative to replace the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.
“There are many parties that want to create an alternative to the anti-people Congress and communal BJP. We would work towards uniting them on one platform to save the country from destructive forces,” he said. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said a third alternative was very much possible. The CPI(M) will highlight the success story of Tripura in achieving development and peace in its efforts at unifying secular and democratic forces, Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday. “Tripura would be an example to secular and democratic parties of how progress can be achieved against all odds,”