As decided by the Central Committee, most states held cadre meetings or conventions between July 28 and August 10. The July 28 CC call served as the basic approach paper for all these conventions, which generally involved members of state committees/leading teams as well as district committees/leading teams. In Bihar block committee members were also included.
According to reports reaching the Party headquarters, the call has generally been taken quite positively. The problems identified in the call and the emphasis laid on implementation of the Party line in all spheres of our work and on improving the content and style of our work have been widely felt to be quite urgent. A few comrades in different places failed to appreciate what is fundamental and universal in the call, and tended to read it only in the context of Bihar, and there too only in terms of areas where we run panchayats. After detailed discussion, however, they are now able to grasp the essence of the call and join their colleagues in carrying it out.
The State Cadre Convention at Bihar was held on July 28 at Patna. Addressing the Convention, Comrade Dipankar stressed that the essence of the CC’s Call was to implement it by way of self introspection, not by looking for weaknesses in others. The Call must be carried to every committee and everyone in the Party in its true essence.
The Bihar State Committee has formulated a 10-point guideline in keeping with the spirit of the July 28 call: (i) uphold the revolutionary communist attitude of respect for the people and deal strongly with any incident of violation of this basic norm, (ii) encourage self-reliance and independent initiative of lower-level committees, instead of dependence on leaders or calls from above (iii) ensure regular committee meetings and the habit of sending reports to higher committees, ending absenteeism, (iv) district secretaries and all leading comrades to hold at least five village meetings every month, (v) put a stop to the culture of making criticisms outside party structures, draw a firm line of demarcation between right and wrong, friends and enemies, (vi) guarantee democratic, transparent management of all public resources (land, pond, etc.) controlled by the Party, (vii) uphold the principle of reliance on the people; houses of panchayat functionaries, contractors, dealers etc. not to be used as Party shelters or meeting places, (viii) no person who works as a contractor, dealer, sales/insurance agent or NGO activist to be on any Party committee or secretary of any Party branch, (ix) make panchayats centres of struggles; our representatives must be leaders of struggles, not ‘givers’ of bounty – and must therefore accept the supervision of the people (x) MLAs and mukhias to present quarterly work reports at people’s assemblies and all beneficiaries of panchayat schemes must be chosen mandatorily through meetings of ‘gramsabhas’.