I am writing in response to the call of the CC of the CGPI in its statement entitled `Only a united working class can save India’ dated August 30, 2012. The statement clearly captures the main features of the economic climate that is prevalent in the country, which is one that is dictated by the most powerful sections of the bourgeoisie. The main aim of the bourgeoisie is to sink its talons into every profit making sector of the country including those that serve the most basic interests of society. Thus, the expansion of the bourgeoisie into these sectors clearly implies that only those that have money in their pockets will be able to meet the most basic needs that make human life possible. Simultaneously, the bourgeoisie has ensured that the conditions are present for the super-exploitation of labour and the dismantling of any kind of security for working people. The ever increasing appetite for super-profits and the fact that the state is ensuring that this can happen both through privatization and liberalization of the economy and simultaneous attacks on labour are the defining features of our era.
The statement of the CC refers to the Independence Day speech of the Prime Minister who speaks of those opposed to (his view) of economic progress as a threat to national security. This reference appears to have been an augury to the new regime of reforms that has been announced with the courting of FDI in the retail sector which has been opposed even by members of his own UPA coalition leading to a near downfall of the Government, with a lifeline being extended by parties of other rapacious sections of bourgeoisie. Thus, the UPA Government is going to continue until the next general election to toe the line of the big bourgeoisie.
The CC goes on to state that it is only the working class that can save the country from this path of ruination. While this is true, the present atmosphere of permanent crisis affords an opportunity for revolutionaries to develop the line that will take us nearer to revolution. Let there be a discussion on what steps should be taken for the preparation. Let this also be an opportunity to state with renewed vigour what we in the CGPI have been saying all along: that the path of conciliation with the bourgeoisie and its parties is the path of destruction. The working people and the masses of India have an opportunity to rightly conclude that only revolution can save India. It is only the working class that can take India on the path of revolution. I congratulate the CC on its statement in this regard.
A Narayan, Bangalore