VISAKHAPATNAM: The stage has been set for the 21st All India conference of CPM to be held at Port Kalavani auditorium in the city from Tuesday onwards. The district and city committees, under the guidance of the State Committee, have made elaborate arrangements for the conference. It is for the first time that the CPM is organising its all India conference in Vizag.
The six-day congress will start with the unfurling of the party flag at the venue. Party leaders Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat, Sitaram Yechuri and senior leaders including BV Raghavulu, P Madhu and other key leaders across the state have arrived in the city to participate in the conference. On the last day, Saturday, a massive rally from will be taken out from RTC Complex to the Beach Road. A massive public meeting will be held to mark the conclusion, for which the party workers are mobilising over lakh people.
CPM workers painted the town red Monday for the inaugural. The Port Stadium has been decorated with various murals reflecting rural life, while the roads were covered with streamers of red flags right from Gajuwaka to Hanumanthawaka junction.
Party politburo and central committee members and special invitees CPI National secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, RSP leader Anibi Roy, leader of CPI ML Kavitha Krishnan, Pravosh Ghosh of SUCI also arrived here to address the conference.