The report Whither India? was presented by Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on behalf of its Central Committee, at the Third Consultative Conference of CGPI held in Delhi on December 23-24, 1995.
The CGPI and the Period of the Retreat of Revolution
Taking the Struggle Against the Conciliators with Social-Democracy Right Through to the End
CGPI and the Ideological and Polemical Struggle
The Necessity for Indian Theory
The Restoration of the Unity of Indian Communists
On Political Unity
On Democratic Renewal and Taking the Anti-colonial Revolution Through to the End
The Stage of Revolution
CGPI Strategy and Plan of Action
We are on the threshold of the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Ghadar Party of India (CGPI). We have come this far from the days of the Congress of the Hindustani Ghadar Party (Organisation of Indian Marxist-Leninists Abroad) in September 1977, to the founding of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on December 25, 1980, and now to this important Third Consultative Conference. A whole period of preparation to establish a single vanguard party of the working class and to develop the leading role of the working class over the entire society, has now come to an end, giving way to a new period.
We recognised in 1977 that the entire communist movement was being fragmented under the pressure of the bipolar division of the world. Different varieties of modern revisionism were playing their counter-revolutionary disruptive role by adhering to parliamentary democracy, and uniting with the state to eliminate any challenge to the existing status quo. Capitalism was flourishing and utilizing the remnants of feudalism, colonial domination and increasing imperialist penetration against the people. This flourishing capitalism, in turn, was protecting these feudal remnants, colonial domination and imperialist penetration. It was this that was responsible for the worsening conditions of the masses. A variety of revisionism called such capitalist growth and expansion as the path of "non-capitalist development". This variety of revisionism openly conciliated with the Congress Party in India and with Soviet social-imperialism internationally. We made the decision, under those conditions, to establish a vanguard party of the Indian working class in which all the Indiana communists would militate; a party that would build the political unity of the working class and broad masses of the people and open a path for the progress of society; a party based on the theoretical thinking of Marxism-Leninism in opposition to revisionism and opportunism of all hues.
All of us knew at that time that it would be extremely difficult to carry out the work decided upon, but we also knew that it was not an impossible task. We still maintain this to be the case today. In spite of all the twists and turns of the revolution, including its retreat at the present, we did not deviate from this from this plan of establishing a single vanguard party of the working class in whose ranks all the Indian communist would militate.
Cover photograph: Red question mark over India.