THE Jharkhand unit of the CPI (ML) held its 5th State convention in Com. Chinta Singh auditorium at Devghar (Rohith Vemula Nagar), the historic land of ‘Hul’, with a resolve to build a people’s alternative to the Modi-Raghuvar corporate-fascist rule. PB member Com. Prabhat Kumar Choudhury and CCW member Com. Rajaram Singh were the central observers and PB member Com. DP Bakshi was the special guest at the convention.
CPI (ML) General Secretary Com. Dipankar Bhattacharya spoke of the Sanghi attempts to arouse communal passions in Jharkhand and the ‘local policy’ of the government, and stressed that we will not allow Jharkhand to become another Gujarat, or indeed another Chhattisgarh.
Com. DP Bakshi said that the neo-liberal economic policy had adversely affected all sections of society and the Party must take up the responsibility for organizing all these sections. CPI (M) State Secretary Com. GK Bakshi, CPI State Secretary Com. KD Singh, and Com. Arun Mandal of the Forward Bloc also addressed the conference.
Com. Janardan Prasad presented a document for discussion. Of the 225 delegates, 35 presented their views on the document which was later adopted unanimously. A 41-member State committee was elected, with Com. Janardan Prasad being re-elected as State Secretary.