The party had no option but to intensify its land struggle with no favourable response from the Congress Government to their demands, including constitution of a land commission to deal with land-related cases and look into alleged irregularities in the implementation of housing programme for the weaker sections, CPI State Secretary K Narayana told a press conference here.
He asked the banned CPI (Maoists) to join their stir for cultivable land and house sites for the poor.
Terming ''irresponsible'' the PCC chief's comment that the Left parties would go to the extent of planting red flag on the famous Charminar in the city, an angry Mr Narayana retorted ''we will plant red flags not over Charminar, but the residence of Mr Keshava Rao.'' Taking strong exception to the Congress' claim that the Communists were illegally occupying private lands, he said only those lands assigned to Dalits, but usurped by ''influential people'' were being targetted.
Maintaining that the party had no faith in the Justice Panduranga Rao Commission, constituted by the State Government to probe the Mudigonda Police firing on the Left party activists, the CPI leader claimed that Mr Rao had justified the police firing in Chinnaganjam in Prakasam district in 2000.