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Divided communists celebrate undivided party govt's jubilee
April 03, 2007 16:33 IST
The Communist Party of India-Marxist and the Communist Party of India, the two communist parties formed of a split after the first government in Kerala, had charted out various programmes in their own capacity to make the celebrations a great event.
While the CPI-M has chalked out programmes in the district-level rather than going for a state-level function, the CPI is organising programmes at the state-level. The two parties, besides conducting seminars and public meetings, will honour the members, who were in the first assembly.
The CPI-M commenced its celebrations from March 31 in all districts. It had planned elaborate cultural programmes, seminars, photo exhibitions, public meetings and honouring of eminent communists.
CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat will preside over the valedictory of the golden jubilee celebrations on April 5 in the state capital.
The CPI, which had also started its celebrations, will hold a public meeting on Thursday at Thrissur, in which party state secretary and a member of the first communist government Veliyam Bhargavan will participate.
The party will conduct several programmes like seminars, public meetings in all the districts from April 5 to 12. A public meeting will be held in Thiruvananthapuram on April 12.
On the CPI-M going alone with its celebrations, CPI sources said the festivity could have been held in a more splendid way if it was conducted jointly.
"But the CPI-M had charted out the programmes well in advance and we had met a bit late," CPI said, stressing that there was no conflict with its ruling partner on this account.
The pro-CPI youth wing All India Youth Federation had already announced year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first communist government. The celebration was inaugurated at Ernakulam on March 24