JAMMU Jan 28: 9thRegional Conference of CPI(M) Jammu was held today at Jammu. The conference was inaugurated by Gh Nabi Malik, State Secretary of CPI(M). The delegate session was presided over by a presidium consisting of comrades Banrasi Das, Sohan Lal, Kishore Kumar and Om Prakash. Condolence resolution to pay tributes to the departed leaders and party activists was moved by Romesh Chand. The delegates condoled the demise of veteran revolutioinary leader, Comrade Bishan Das.
Inaugurating the conference, Gh Nabi Malik highlighted the difficulties being faced by the working class across the country and exhorted upon the rank and file of the workers, peasnatary, youth and students to get united to fight the dangerous designs of polarsing the people on communal lines of this regime. Thousands of farmers have committed suicide during the last four years of Modi government, he castigated the government for non- implementation of Dr.Swaminathan’s recommendation for fixing MSP for the produce @ 50% more than the cost of production. We, as a revolutionary party owe the responsibility to play a leading role in uniting the people against this divisive and exploitative regime, he said.
S.P.Kesar, Regional Secretary of the party presented the detailed report of the activities of the party for last three years before the delegates. The thorough discussion was held on the Sectretary’s report in which more than 15 members participated.
While addressing the delegates, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, senior CPI(M) leader reminded that human emancipation is not possible unless exploitative system is put an end to. Pro-rich and pro-corporate economic policies, widely known as neo-libeeral economic policies, followed in most of the countries has made the life of the general masses miserable and helped the rich and corporate houses to earn and amass huge wealth at the cost of the poor and destitute people, he added. It is imperative for the poor and working class to unitedly fight the menace of these regressive economic policies to get rid of this awkward situation. While throwing light on the national scenario, he said that demonitisation announced in November, 2016 had hit the the economy adversely so much so that lakhs of workers were rendered jobless particularly in the informal sector. He condemned the efforts of the Sangh Parivar to divide the society on the name of religion by raising the issues of hatred which is bound to have negative impact on the unity of the nation, adding that the people of the country are dismayed over the performance of the Modi government for almost last 4 years, as nothing on ground has changed despite getting votes on the slogan “Ache din Ayengay”. People continue to face unemployment, price rise, shortage of essential commodities, power cuts, retardation in industrial growth and lack of facilities in agriculture sector. The existence of diverse ethnicities in different regions of the state constitute its strength rather than its weaknesess, implying that carving out a political structure that recongnises diversity and necessity of preserving the unity of the state that can be possible only when all the constitutional measures are taken to provide regional autonomy and more powers to the people and sub-regions, within the frame of the of the state, he said.
Resolutions on various issues including alarming unemployment problem, rising prices, communal harmony, starting of full fledged dogri channel, starting of Ayurvedic College, sympathetic view of various types of refugee issues were moved in the conference and passed unanimously.
Later a seventeen member regional committee with S.P.Kesar as regional secretary was elected by the delegates.