October 29, 2010



 Political Resolution
(Adopted at the Extended Meeting of the Central Committee,
August 7 to 10, 2010, Vijayawada)

Maoist Violence

2.18 There has been heightened Maoist violence and attacks in the past two years. The Maoist activities are concentrated in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar Andhra Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra and West Bengal. The Maoists do not target the police forces alone, they are indulging in indiscriminate violence targeting political opponents, disrupting rail and road communications and destroying schools and panchayat buildings.

2.19 The anarchic and terrorist nature of the Maoist violence was graphically illustrated by the exploding of a bus in Dantewada in which civilians were traveling and the horrific attack on the Gyaneshwari Express which led to its derailment killing 149 passengers.

2.20 The Maoist squads are responsible for the brutal killings of around 150 CPI(M) members and supporters in West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts of West Bengal since the last Lok Sabha elections. These attacks are coordinated with the Trinamul Congress’ violence against the CPI(M). In other places too, the Maoist groups are known to strike deals with various bourgeois parties during elections for mercenary motives. Extortion of “taxes” and money from contractors, local businessmen and various officials rake in huge amounts of money to finance their armed depredations.

2.21 The Maoists represent a degenerated form of ultra-Left adventurism. They serve the interests of the ruling classes by targeting the CPI(M). They have links with other extremist and separatist forces. The Maoist tactics of armed struggle to overthrow the State results in severe repression of innocent tribals and the disruption of the democratic movements and political mobilization.

2.22 The Maoists stop all developmental activity thereby increasing the deprivation of the tribal people. To tackle the Maoist menace, civil administration has to be restored in these areas for political and developmental work.

• The Party has to combat the Maoists by exposing their disruptive politics and bankrupt ideological positions. Their revolutionary rhetoric must be shown up for what it is, as there are illusions among a section of the petty-bourgeois intelligentsia.
• Democratic opinion should be mobilized against their insensate violence, their intolerance of political opponents and the killings of CPI(M) cadres and supporters in West Bengal.
• The Party should pay urgent attention to work in the tribal areas in the major tribal populated states and build up the mass organizations and the influence of the Party.


Political Resolution
Adopted At the XIX Congress of the
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 29 to April 3, 2008

Naxalite Activities

2.46 The main naxalite stream which still relies on armed
struggle and mindless violence are the self–styled Maoists
who formed the CPI (Maoist) with the merger of the PWG
and the MCC. They have concentrated their activities in parts
of Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and
Bihar. The threat of these forces is particularly strong in
Chattisgarh and Jharkhand where the administration and the
law and order machinery is weak in the most backward
regions. Their areas of operation are the forested and hilly
terrain where the tribal population predominates. These are
areas which are the most poverty-stricken and exploited. But
their anarchist terrorist actions lead to more sufferings for
the tribal people as seen in the case of the Salva Judum,
sponsored by the BJP government in Chattisgarh.

The self-styled Maoists cannot be treated in any manner
as a Left force as they actually harm the Left movement.
They target the CPI(M), as seen in the assassination of CPI
(M) leaders and cadres in the border districts of West Bengal
by their squads who operate from the Jharkhand border.

The CPI(M) will firmly combat the Maoist’s activities, which
actually end up as an instrument of the reactionary forces as
seen in Nandigram. It will wage a determined political and
ideological struggle against this sectarian anarchist force.
The Party will also counter the anti–CPI(M) propaganda and
activities of other varieties of naxalites whose main aim is to
malign the CPI(M). 

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