THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday stressed the need to continue the social reforms launched by Sree Narayana Guru, adding that the CPM would be in the forefront of such a campaign.
Addressing the valedictory of the 83rd pilgrimage in Sivagiri, Yechury said the CPM move was not aimed to win political mileage as the aim of Marxism itself was freeing the downtrodden.
The teachings of Sree Narayana Guru have gained relevance in contemporary India. The Guru’s teachings can uphold the plurality of the nation. Across the country, attempts are on to supplant Indian philosophy with Hindu theology, he alleged.
Concerted attempts are being made to portray Marxists as enemies of religion. Marxists are not opposed to religion, but attempts are being made to create the impression that they are, he said, adding that the CPM would undertake a campaign against casteism across the country. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala inaugurated the valedictory conference.