Rich Tributes Paid to Com CR on His 106th Birth Anniversary
Communist Party of India General Secretary D Raja said Com Chandra Rajeswara Rao was a leader of people’s struggles. The former general secretary and leader of the Telangana armed struggle, Raja pointed out, was the longest serving general secretary of the CPI who steered the party for more than 25 years with a short stint in the fifties.
Raja was addressing a gathering of the Delhi party comrades along with party’s fulltime functionaries in the central office at Ajoy Bhavan after offering floral tributes by all at the portrait of Com CR as he is respectfully and fondly called. Comrade CR a great organiser who successfully led the struggle against the Nizam of Hyderabad. He was a front-rank fighter for the cause of farmers, agricultural labourers and for the liberation of all toiling people. He was behind the formation of Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union (BKMU) and was its vice-president. He also organised Jan Sewa Dal. Despite all his versatile qualities of a revolutionary, he was an unassuming man known for his simplicity.
Raja pointed out that Comrade CR’s secular commitment was so deep that before the Masjid was demolished, he personally led a march to Ayodhya in protest. He extensively toured the country and took special care and pain to solve the problems North-East, Assam and other small states.
As there was lockdown, the anniversary day was observed on June 8 instead of June 6.
Raja urged the comrades to follow the legacy of Comrade CR which has assumed special significance today when the fascist forces in the country spearheaded by RSS and BJP are out to destroy the country, its hard-won independence and the secular polity.