Resolution on Agrarian and other Rural Struggles

31. Military challenges apart, agrarian and rural struggles are also facing powerful political challenges from different quarters. The agrarian and rural development strategy of the state has spawned a feudal-kulak nexus with a strong grip on rural administration and the network of panchayati raj institutions. The militant peasant-rural poor unity forged through years of anti-feudal struggle today finds itself pitted against the machinations of this feudal-kulak- bureaucratic nexus, and vulnerable to the competition and division triggered by the ruling class politics of doles.

32. The growing corporate-imperialist invasion of agriculture and the rural economy has also brought about major changes in the rural scene with a mushrooming network of NGOs and an army of agents and middlemen making money from land and various other resources. Faced with such challenges, the revolutionary peasant movement must renew and rejuvenate itself. Any prolonged spell of stagnation can make the movement especially vulnerable to the perils of economism and the rise of vested interests. It is important to maintain the flow of struggles and not get confined to any single issue, even if it is the basic issue of land. The gains of a struggle can be preserved, consolidated and expanded only by upholding the live and dynamic political perspective of building the counter-hegemony of the people against feudal-kulak domination and corporate-imperialist invasion.