The Draft Political Resolution deals with the political situation in the country. It has noted the big change with the BJP getting an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha. This has set the stage for a rightwing offensive comprising an aggressive pursuit of neo-liberal policies and a full-scale attempt by the RSS-led Hindutva forces to advance their communal agenda. Such a conjuncture presages growing authoritarianism.
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Draft Political Resolution
For the 21st Congress
(Adopted by the Central Committee
at its January 19-21, 2015 Meeting, Hyderabad)
The Central Committee, in its `Review of Lok Sabha Election’ adopted in June 2014, had decided on four major steps to be taken which are as follows: (i) Reexamination of the political-tactical line that we have been pursuing. (ii) Review of the functioning of the Party’s organisation and the orientation of work among the people. (iii) Review of the mass organisations and their activities to ensure their independent functioning and to see that the political work and Party building is taken up. (iv) Studies of the changes in the socio-economic conditions since liberalization and their impact on various classes, on the basis of which concrete slogans can be evolved. These four steps are interconnected and their implementation taken together should help us to eliminate the shortcomings – political and organizational – and help to advance the Party.
The Central Committee meeting on the second day adopted the Draft Review Report on the Political Tactical Line after a discussion. The Review Report deals with the past experience of the Political-Tactical Line and its implementation with a view to strengthening and expanding the Party’s influence and advancing the struggle for a Left and democratic front.
The Polit Bureau took serious note of the fact that the United States has sought to pressurize India on the Indian Patent law and Intellectual Property Rights policy. It also sought the dilution of the civil nuclear liability law of the country. Both these are reflected in the joint statement issued by Prime Minister Modi and President Obama. The joint statement announced the decision to set up an Intellectual Property Working Group. The US pharmaceutical companies have been demanding that India dilute its present patent regime which has utilised the flexibilities provided in the TRIPS agreement. It is this which helps to keep drug prices low for the people in India.