A Seminar on “Fascism and the Tasks of the Working Class” by TUCI

The 10th National conference of TUCI (Trade Union Centre of India) led by Comrade Sanjay Singhvi was held at Chennai from 15 – 17 December 2023.

As a part of the conference, TUCI held a seminar on “Fascism and the Tasks of the Working Class” on 16th Dec. Various Trade unions, including AICCTU, joined the seminar. Com Sanjay Singhvi, GS of TUCI, welcomed the guests.

Comrade Gerd Zitzner, leader of the German working class movement, Com P Prasad, All India vice President of IFTU from Andhra Pradesh, Com Suryam from IFTU – Telangana, Com Amitav Bhattacharya from SWCC west Bengal, and leaders of other trade unions greeted the conference. Com Uday Kiran, one of the central leaders, joined the seminar on behalf of AICCTU and also conveyed a message of greetings for the success of the 10th National conference of TUCI.

Com Uday Kiran criticized the Modi led BJP government at the centre for its pro-corporate policies against the working class including demonetization, the GST, Make In India, total sellout of the Public Sector and government owned industries, infrastructures and the wealth. He also highlighted the notorious failure of the government in the management of COVID crisis. The worst assault on the working class and farmers were the four Labour Codes and three farm laws.

The secular fabric of the country is being torn apart by feeding communal hate and communal politics. The working masses are ruthlessly divided and the real issues of the people are being relegated to the background through communal rhetoric. CAA, NRC and NPR are invoked only to spread the politics of hate and to set the stage for Gujarat model of massacre of Muslims. Communal and ethnic violence are systematically promoted in states like Delhi, Haryana, Assam and Manipur by internalizing the politics of hate as a mass psyche.

He said that destroying the constitution and the form of parliamentary democracy and institutionalizing an anti-people fascist raj is the objective of the Modi led BJP government.

He also condemned the heinous incidents of attacks on women, Dalits and minorities. All such incidents of last 10 years are nothing but a pilot project of a fascist regime. He called upon the people to defeat the catastrophic Modi regime in 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Comrade Uday Kiran expressed his solidarity for a united struggle against the anti-worker, anti-people Modi regime, by involving all Left and democratic forces in the country who are fighting for the same cause. He also expressed his best wishes for the success of the 10th conference of TUCI on behalf of AICCTU.