The CPI(M) as per the decision of its Central Committee meeting held at Kolkata from 13-15 December 2013 will be observing the Birth Centenary of Comrade M.Basavapunnaiah from 14th December 2013 for one year. Com. Basavapunnaiah was one of the Politburo Members of CPI(M) since its formation in 1964 till his death. He was one of the ideologues of the party.

Meetings, discussions, Seminars etc. will be organised all over the country on the ideological issues as also application of Marxism-Leninism to the concrete conditions in the society.

The CC has also decided to publish a book-let on the life and work of Com. Basavapunnaiah during the period.