CPI(M) vision plan focuses on improving production

The vision plan will be presented at the State Conference of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] lays special emphasis on the promotion of production, both industrial and agricultural, by exploiting the progress of science and technology.

It recognizes the urgent need to improve the quality of higher education and to promote applied research with a view to creating a link between these universities and specialized research centers and the productive sector. “This is a broad vision that will eventually be discussed with experts and within the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to formulate workable plans and schemes for the government to implement. But it will be done on the war footing,” said a senior official.

It is urgent to launch a massive campaign to counter the return of superstitions and amoral practices. “There is a noticeable return to these practices at the request of right-wing forces. They are just trying to set the stage for them to grow. We will not allow this to happen,” the chief said.

On the organizational level, the generational change made during the formation of the government last May will be implemented at all levels of the party’s organization. “The change is tangible at the lower level committees and the state committee and the secretariat will also witness the same,” he said.

Given the decision to remove leaders over the age of 75 from active organizational roles, several familiar faces such as Anathalavattom Anandan, MM Mani, P. Karunakaran, Vaikom Viswan and KJ Thomas would be replaced in the Secretary of State. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, a member of the Polit Bureau, would benefit from an exemption from the age rule.

“It’s just that they leave room for the younger generation to take on active organizational responsibilities. But the experience of these veterans would be used to guide research and strengthen allied organizations and palliative care activities.

The four-day state conference, which will be opened by party general secretary Sitaram Yechury, is also expected to review the performance of party ministers.

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