On 17th June 2015, ‘PEOPLE’S DEMOCRACY’, the weekly organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), completed 50 years of service to the people since 1965. It has faced several challenges and attacks, including during the ‘Emergency 1975’, but had continued its publication without fail.
It was first published from Calcutta, which was the head quarters of the CPI(M). Comrade Jyoti Basu was the first Editor and continued till 1967. Later it was shifted to Delhi along with the shifting of the Party headquarters. Comrades B.T.Ranadive, M.Basavapunniah, E.M.S.Namboodiripad, Sunil Maitra and Sitaram Yechury worked as its editors later. Com. Prakash Karat is the present editor. Lok Lahar is the Hindi version of the PD.
The PD and Lok Lahar are the mouth piece of the CPI(M) which is necessary to be read by any communist. It clearly gives the view point of the party on each and every important issue and publishes the struggles of the people and the toiling masses.
Best Wishes to the PD and its wide readership!