MIA: Subjects: India : Central Reorganisation Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)




The Central Reorganisation Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) emerged in 1979 from the pro-Charu Majumdar tendency of the Naxalite movement. It had its main roots in the Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). The Secretary of the All-India Leading Committee of the CRC, CPI(ML) was K.Venugopal, usually known as K. Venu.

In late January 1982 the First All-India Conference of CRC, CPI(ML) was held. The second conference was held in 1987.  In 1984 the CRC, CPI(ML) was one of the three founders of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) (The others being the Revolutionary Communist Party of the USA, and the Partido Comunista Revolucionario of Chile).

In 1987 the party suffered a heavy setback when a major portion of the organisation broke away and formed the CPI(ML) Red Flag. The CRC, CPI(ML) itself was dissolved in October 1991.

The main organ of the CRC, CPI(ML) was called Mass Line. The party also published Liberation and Comrade.



Resolutions of the All-India Conference of the CRC, CPI(M-L) (January 1982)

Press Communique (10 February 1982)

"Slaughter Sikhs!" - Congress (I) Tribute to Indira Gandhi, (1984; excerpted in A World To Win magazine #1/1985)

Punjab: Genesis of a Rebellion, by K. Chittaranjam (1985)

Regional Meeting: Call to the People of South Asia, joint statement of South Asian parties and organizations, signed by the CRC,CPI(M-L) (1 January 1985)

Towards a New Phase of Spring Thunder (1987)

On the Twentieth Anniversary of Naxalbari Struggle and Party Day (22 April 1987)