On the formation the
.. I am happy that this great
experiment, which is being made in your state, is going to serve as
a great lesson not only to other states but to the country as a whole
as an example of co-existence, of living and working together, in
spite of differences, for the good of all...
at a public meeting
held at the new police stadium in Trivandrum on August 14 1957
...there is no doubt, a feeling
of uneasy misgivings that the communists once in power will upset
the settled state of affairs by something drastic, something frightening.
The Communist Party unhesitantly declares that there is absolutely
no basis for such a scare. Our party has made it quite clear that
the Communists in running the Government shall work within the frame
work of the Constitution.....It is a welcome sign that the Press in
the country have overwhelmingly come out in recommending that the
Communists should be called upon to form a Ministry in Kerala....
And indications from the Congress circles also so far point out to
a readiness to accept a Communist lead Government in Kerala. These
are to be recognized as the encouraging signs of sound health of the
-The editorial published
in the new age on March 21,1957
The victory of the Communist Party
in this election is not an accident. It is the natural culmination
of the sincere service to the people of kerala by the communist here
in the last twenty five years the antipeople activities of the Congress
party during the past one decade and the continuous stymieing by other
parties in the state to dislodge the Congress party from power.
The coming into power of a Communist
government in Kerala in 1957 was looked upon as a socio political
miracle by the whole world. But the fact was that kerala society was
evolving in such a way as to accept a government with communist ideology
although a formal communist party was started only in 1939. Still
the dominant section of the Indian National Congress in Malabar viz,
the congress socialist party was motivated more by Marxian social
synergism than by Gandhian tactics. The communist political philosophy
was familiar in Kerala’s society much before the formation of
the communist party.
... we as the majority party,
expect to be called to form a Government; and we are confident of
giving the people of kerala a stable Government. Once we form a Government,
we are not going to stage an upheaval the next day. What we mean to
do is to function in the service of the people within the four corners
of the present Constitution. This is nothing into the nature of the
Red Revolution. The bogey of revolution, violently upsetting everything
is not of our making but of our opponents...........
Stae Secretary of the
...the Kerala ministry was a voyage
on uncharted seas. This, was, perhaps the first time in the history
of the world Communist movement that the Communist party had agreed
to form a ministry under capitalism- with a bourgeois- landlord government
controlling the Centre and with effective economic power in the hands
of a handful few...
- Leftist radical Ranadive,
generalising and evaluating the Kerala pattern in an article entitled’
the lessons of Kerala ‘
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