Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at CPM state conference in Koch. | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kochi: Snubbing the criticism that CPM is deviating from its political ideology, state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday said that the new vision document is well within the party line.
The investments of the global finance capital will be allowed without harming the interests of the state, he said. All Left governments have worked based on the policies of the party. The EMS government relied on the resolutions of 1956. It was vital in improving the socio-economic condition of the state. The first Pinarayi Government focused on enhancing the infrastructure of the state. Now it is time to bring in more changes for a new Kerala.
The 'policy document for a new Kerala', presented by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the state conference, says that the investments of global finance capital will be allowed in selected areas to improve the use of technology and better productivity. However, it will be controlled.
Kodiyeri said that it is normal for such a policy to get more attraction. Some people who did not like the return of the Left in 2021 are behind the organised attack against the policy proposal. UDF, BJP, communal forces and people who call themselves revolutionary are misleading the mass, he said.
The policy also calls for special attention to improve the lives of backward societies. To achieve this, the document proposes to use science and technology in an egalitarian way. The latest technology and knowledge have to be used for this.
The improvement in knowledge production will boost the higher education sector. This has to be linked to industrial production, suggests the document. It has to be recalled that the final budget of the first Pinarayi Government recommended converting Kerala into a 'knowledge society'. This policy can be seen as an extension of this.
The document also says that the trade unions should take a position to ensure the smooth functioning of industries in the state.