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Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India   [1988-1994]

      This organization was formed in 1988 with the merger of the following groups:

The two UCCRI(ML) factions both split off from their parent group over the same issues: the adoption by the majority UCCRI(ML) group of the “Three Worlds” theory and their support for Deng Xiaoping in China. The CCRI’s general political strategy was that of the “mass revolutionary line”. The CCRI merged with three other groups in August 1994 to form the Communist Party Reorganization Centre of India (M-L).


Communist Party of India (M-L) Central Team

      The CPI(ML) Central Team was founded in December 1977 as a breakaway group from the CPI(ML) Provisional Central Committee [the Satyanarayan Singh/Chandra Pulla Reddy faction of the CPI(ML)], and originally upheld the line of Charu Mazumdar. In 1978 it had a rectification campaign against the annihilation policy (assassinations of individual class enemies) and came to the conclusion that mass organizations were indispensible as well as mass struggles. It still thought that the time was ripe for armed struggle, and continued to favor attempting to unify the CPI(ML) around the reorganization plan of the 1969 Central Committee [the “Eighth Central Committee”]. The CPI(ML) Central Team was active in Punjab, and remains so in Maharashtra and West Bengal. In Punjab they published the very influential revolutionary journal, Surkh Rekha. During the Khalistani period (1980s) the Punjab section of this group worked with the Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India in building the important Front Against Repression and Communalism. This experience won the Punjab section of the Party over to the strategy of what is termed the “mass revolutionary line”. In August 1994 the Punjab section, led by Roshan, merged with CCRI and two other groups to form the Communist Party Reorganization Centre of India (M-L). Surkh Rekha then became a publication of CPRCI(ML). However the Maharashtra and West Bengal sections of the Central Team refused to go along with this and accused the Punjab section of betraying the old CPI(ML) movement. They continue to function as an independent organization under the name CPI(ML) Central Team. Before the 1999 Lok Sabha elections the Central Team signed a boycott call together with the CPI(ML) People’s War and the Revolutionary Communist Centre of India (Maoist).


Communist Party Reorganization Centre of India (M-L)

      The CPRCI(ML) advocates the “mass revolutionary line”. It was formed in August 1994 by the merger of four groups:


Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (M-L) (D. V. Rao)

      Formed by D. V. Rao after the 1980 general elections, as a split from the original UCCRI(ML). [See below.] This party supported Deng Xiaoping and his fellow capitalist-roaders in China following Mao’s death, and to this day continues to view China as a socialist country. The party is now led by Arika Gumpaswamy.


Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (M-L)   [1975-1992]

      Formed in 1975 and led by T. Nagi Reddy (died 1976) and D.V. Rao. One faction led by Harbhajan Sohi split off in 1979 in protest of the organization’s stand in support of the “Three Worlds” theory and Deng Xiaoping in China. The faction led by D.V. Rao split off into its own organization around 1980. Another faction led by Anand joined the Centre of Communist Revolutionaries in India (CCRI) in 1988, which in 1994 became part of the Communist Party Reorganization Centre of India (M-L). The remainder of this group merged into the CPI(M-L) Janashakti in 1992.


Rahul Foundation Publications


Towards a New Dawn Magazine

      Website at: toanewdawn.in


Labor Struggles




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