The CPI (M) has been in the forefront of organizing the working people in Coastal Karnataka. The CPI (M) has fielded its popular leader B. Madhava, District Secretary and State Secretariat member as its candidate from Dakshin Kannada parliamentary constituency. The combined strength of the CPI (M), JD (S) and the CPI along with growing support from the people is sure to create history by ensuring the election of a non-BJP, non-Congress candidate.
Com. Madhava has been in the forefront of organizing the Beedi workers, tile workers, fishing community, banking and insurance workers for the last forty years in the region. He has been a guiding force in forging a united resistance against communal violence and atrocities against minorities, women, youth and dalits.
The people of the coastal regions of Karnataka have been facing an onslaught from communal RSS-VHP-Bajrang Dal and outfits like the Sri Ram Sena. Places of worship have been vandalized and minorities have been attacked. There has been a deliberate attempt to create fear and polarize the people. The BJP Government has blatantly taken the side of the communal forces.
The Congress has lost all its credibility in its claim to represent a secular India because of its strategic silence and at times even passive support extended by its local leaders fearing loss of votes. The CPI (M) and various democratic organizations have been in the forefront of organizing resistance and to defeat the game plan of the Sangh Parivar to turn the region into a Hindutva Laboratory.
The CPI (M) has appealed to the people of Karnataka to play a decisive role in ensuring a non-BJP, non-Congress Secular Alternative at the centre. The Party has started its campaign among the people of Dakshin Kannada to give a decisive mandate in favour of the CPI (M) in the elections to strengthen the struggle against communal forces.