Port Blair, Nov. 20: The meeting of the Andaman & Nicobar State Organising Committee of CPI (M) was held at Shaheed Bhavan, Anarkali, Port Blair today (20.11.2023).   Shri D. Ayyappan, Secretary, State Organising Committee presented the report on the activities of the Party since last meeting.

Shri G. Ramakrishnan, Polit Bureau Member of the Party reported the decisions taken in the meeting of Central Committee of the party. He said that various issues pertaining to the islanders are pending for the last several years. He briefly explained the anti-people functioning of the government at the centre and stressed the need to challenge this authoritarian government which poses a serious threat to our democracy, secularism and constitution.    

Speaking at the meeting, Dr Sujan Chakraborthy, Ex-MP and Central Committee Member of the Party called upon the Party leaders to work tirelessly for expanding the party in the Islands.  He emphasized the need to reach out to each household and explain the various anti-people policies being followed by the Modi government at the centre.  

The meeting of the State Organising Committee has observed that there is no authority in the Administration to whom the grievances of the people can be lodged. The meeting expressed concern over the denial of permission for holding any public programme on Palestine issue in A & N Islands. The meeting decided to continue the agitation on NH4, rural and urban roads, frequent power cut, price rise and on other local issues of the people. 

The meeting of CPI (M) State Organising Committee has decided to oppose the implementation of Smart Electric Meter project in the islands as it will lead to increase in power tariff, besides privatization of power generation, distribution and transmission in the islands. 

Projit Kumar Sarkar, State Secretariat Member presided over the meeting.