The Himachal Pradesh conference of the CP(M) which concluded in Shimla today elected a 30 member state committee. The state committee at its first meeting elected Onkar Shad as the new state secretary. It also elected a member secretariat.
Addressing the delegates CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member M.A Baby drew attention to the challenges being faced by the Left internationally and the formidable struggle being waged in Latin America and the successes achieved therein. Baby pointed out the historic task before the Left in India especially in the new situation. He said that the economic policies being pursued by the BJP-led government at the centre is detrimental to the interests of the vast mass of the people, even while benefitting the big business and corporate houses.
Central Committee member A Vijayraghwan recalling the historic struggles that the Left has waged in the state pointed out the need for presenting an alternative before the people. He stressed the importance of building a strong and fighting organisation to meet the challenges that are being posed in the present situation.
Earlier in the day the political resolution placed by the outgoing state secretary Rakesh Singha was unanimously adopted. The resolution calls for conducting struggles on political and economic issues including the pressing demands of the people. Also it lays stress on propagating the Left and democratic alternative among the people.