Puducherry Conference of CPI (ML)

CPI(ML)’s 2nd Puducherry UT State Conference was held at Puducherry, the State Capital of Puducherry UT, on 22nd and 23rd April 2012. The town was decorated with festoons, red flags and hoardings. The central call of the Conference, ‘Intensify working class struggles to punish the NR Congress government’s anti-people policies and betrayed promises’ got a warm response from the working class and the democratic sections of the state.

On 22nd April (Comrade Lenin’s birth anniversary and Party Foundation day) evening a big rally was organized, led by Com. S Motilal, State Committee member and Com. P Sankaran, State Committee member. The rally passed through the main thoroughfare of the town and ended with a public meeting.
The public meeting was presided by Com. G Palani, District Secretary, and CCM Comrade Balasundaram, and outgoing State Secretary Com. S Balasubramanian addressed the gathering.

The Conference began on 23rd April, with unfurling of the red flag by senior Party comrade Dhanalakshmi. Leaders and comrades paid homage at the martyrs’ column.

CCM Comrade Kalyan Goswami, central observer, delivered the inaugural address and called for consolidation of party and expansion of struggles.
A five member presidium was elected to conduct the proceedings of the conference Com. S Balasubramanian, secretary of the outgoing state committee, submitted the draft report for discussion and approval of the conference.

Comrade Ammaiyappan, District CPI(ML) Secretary Cuddalore, Tamilnadu, Com. Shenbagavalli District Secretary AIPWA, Villupuram Tamilnadu, Immigrants Nepalese (India) Association Puducherry Secretary Bidur Sharma attended the conference.

26 delegates (9 women), 6 observers and 5 invitees attended the conference. The conference elected unopposed a nine member state committee. Com. S. Balasubramanian was elected unanimously as State Secretary.

During the conference preparation, comrades made door to door and shop to shop campaign and fund collection. A week long fund collection was also done in the central Bus stand of Puducherry which evoked much response.

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