HYDERABAD: There is a need for a new democratic mechanism in the country which does not work under the influence of capitalism and imperialism as they lead the country towards economic ruin, said speakers at the inaugural of the two-day conference of the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) here on Sunday.
Goru Madhav Rao, founder president of All India People’s Resistance Forum and veteran fighter of Srikakulam armed people’s uprising, said he had hope that all the left parties, which were divided for the last many decades, would come together on this occasion and have debates and discourses to unify left wings and help the masses participate in democratic movements.
“Now the conference has been conducted to unify all the left parties and have a common agenda to fight against capitalism and pro-imperialism attitude in the country,” he said.
Pankaj Datt, people’s intellectual, said, “In the present phase of capitalism, where the system is able to consolidate its monopoly over global economy, left wing ideologies and practitioners have to make a new set of rules and tactics on an international level to challenge the global economic crisis.”
The objectives of the conference were to analyse the effects of global economic crises on the nation, demand an immediate halt to Operation Green Hunt and withdrawal of armed forces from Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.
Datt emphasised that now was the era of reintegration in India to challenge global monopoly. Left ideologies had brought together varied personalities and revolutionary cultures under the unified agenda of land struggle and annihilation of class enemy, and differences among lines exist only in terms of conditions conducive for overthrow of state power.
“The present government has become an agent for foreign companies and is selling land and resources belonging to local communities. The government should have development programmes for productive human sources,” Datt said.
A plethora books and CDs on various struggles by left ideologists across the country were released on the occasion.
The two-day conference would end with a procession and a public meeting on Monday.
Varavara Rao, revolutionary poet-writer, Prof G Haragopal, human rights activists, Prof Anand Teltumbde, IIT Kharagpur, PA Sebastian from CPDR, SAR Geelani from the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners were among those who spoke at the meeting.