Now, the CPI (M) seems to be bitten by the media bug. The Marxist party leaders want to have their own television channel to propagate their ideology.
At the ongoing 23rd state conference of the CPI (M), several delegates on Friday pitched for launching the party channel. They said it was time the party had its own voice reaching out to the people directly.
They argued that the existing media outlets, both print and electronic media, did not care for the CPI (M) or its agenda. The partys agitational programmes are not getting proper attention in the news channels, they said.
In Kerala, Kairali TV is widely seen as the voice of CPI (M). Similarly, the party must have a channel in Andhra Pradesh to take its policies and programmes to the people.
Over 750 delegates are participating in the meeting being held at Khammam. The senior Marxist leaders including the general secretary Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechuri have addressed the gathering.
The meeting took a dim view of the partys state of affairs in AP where it is fast losing its traditional support base.