CPM draft flays China model

Openly criticising the adverse outcome of economic development in  China, the CPM on Monday painted a grim picture of the emerging “problems and disturbing trends” such as “growing inequalities, unemployment and corruption” in the Communist country.

In the same breath, the Left party praised the growth the Chinese economy has registered in recent years, in its ideological draft released here.

The draft, however, declared that the CPM will not emulate any country and will adopt an “Indian path” to realise its socialist dreams. Adopting a strong Left line, it said the fight against global capital (imperialism) was the prime goal of the party.

Senior Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury released the ‘Draft-resolution on some ideological issues’ to be presented at the 20th party Congress scheduled from April 4 to 9 at Kozhikode.

General Secretary Prakash Karat, Polit Bureau members S R Pillai and Brinda Karat were also present.

Party’s strong opposition to economic globalisation has led it to discover “other imponderables” in China. It includes admitting “capitalists” into Communist Party of China and “dropping of the concept of imperialism”, the draft said.

“In the absence of an anti-imperialist direction, there are signs that nationalism is becoming the main sentiment among Chinese youth,” the draft noted.

The draft-resolution eulogises the rise of Left parties in many Latin American countries and the Occupy Wall Street-like “anti-imperialist” struggles in developed countries. It exhorts drawing lessons from these experiences.

Indian struggle

The draft favours building a revolutionary struggle in India by forging a “worker-peasant alliance”. It talks of uniting agricultural labour, poor peasants, industrial labour and unorganised workers.

Without mentioning caste-based political parties led by Mulayam Singh, Laloo Prasad and Mayawati, the party has come out heavily against identity politics and caste-based mobilisations.

“Identity politics based on political mobilisation of caste poses a serious challenge for those seeking to build unity of all exploited and oppressed sections of society,” says the draft and reiterates its commitment to fight caste-based oppression.

The draft vows “socialist transformation through peaceful means” that includes “parliamentary and extra parliamentary forms”. However, it also cautions “revolutionary forces to be vigilant and orient their work to be able to meet contingencies.”

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