This keynote speech, entitled "Crisis of capitalism and the dangerous course of the Indian State points to the urgency for communists to prepare for the proletarian revolution!", was delivered by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary, Communist Ghadar Party of India, on behalf of its Central Committee at a conference of Indian communists in November 2002.
The conference, convened to discuss issues concerning the Indian State and Revolution. Activists of the communist movement, belonging to many different parties and groups, participated in the 3-day deliberations that followed the keynote speech. At the end of the conference, the participants resolved to continue and deepen the discussion of theoretical and ideological questions within the communist movement, while uniting firmly to deal with the immediate problem of the political unity of the working class. They resolved to step up the struggle against the harmful trend within the communist movement, of lining up the workers and peasants behind the "lesser evil" within the bourgeoisie and in defence of the "secular foundations" of the Indian State.