Kerala CPM looking for new modes of agitation

A senior leader said that the party had received several suggestions from members and their feeder organisations in this regard.



By T K Devasia

Published: Fri 20 Feb 2015, 11:37 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:45 PM

Trivandrum — Following repeated failure of conventional forms of agitations in the recent past, the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPM) is looking for new modes of protest to strengthen its base in the state.

The state conference of the party beginning at Aleppey, the cradle of communism in the state, on Friday is expected to finalise new methods of agitations that can connect the party with all sections of people, especially the younger generation.

A senior leader said that the party had received several suggestions from members and their feeder organisations in this regard.

The four-day state conference will discuss them and take a decision acceptable to all, he added.

The party that built a solid base of support among the people, especially the working class, by focusing on the issues faced by them and then spearheading long struggles to resolve them has been feeling the need for new forms of agitation following failure of a series of stirs against the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) government in the last three years.

The party feels that this is mainly because of lack of support from the people. This had forced the party to call off some of the agitations without achieving the original objectives.  Strategists in the party have viewed this as a reflection of the growing disenchantment of the people against agitations causing inconvenience to the people.

The party realised this when a house wife openly questioned the party’s right to block the roads, denying the common people their right to travel, during the blockade of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s residence in the state capital over the solar scam.

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