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Karat arrives, CPM meets begins Thursday

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Agartala: The rapidly changing political scenario and the party’s strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections would be on the table when the CPM central committee and Politburo meetings get underway here on Friday. Almost all senior leaders including party general secretary Prakash Karat have already arrived here to attend the party’s twin events.
Electoral outcome of five states- Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram, possibility of forming an alternative political platform, party poor show in some of the states and a ‘review’ at the expansion of party organization would also come up for serious discussion in the two-day party’s central committee meeting.
Of course the political scenario of the country would come up for discussion in the party’s two-day central committee meeting beginning at Bhaghat Singh Youth Hostel on Friday, said CPM secretary Bijan Dhar.
While briefing the media at party headquarters, Dhar said, “Though I am not a member of party’s Politburo, party’s highest policy making body, I guess there will a brain storming session on the political scenario of the country and the results of five states will certainly draw attention”.
According to the schedule, the Politburo meeting will be held at party headquarters, Melarmath on Friday with three PB members- Sitaram Yechuri, Buddhadev Bhattacharjee and Nirupam Sen skipping it.
On the being asked about the possibility of forming third front or alternative political platform, he said the party has been trying to bring all the anti-Congress and anti-BJP political parities under one umbrella keeping in mind of the 2014 general elections. “The electoral outcome of five states is not a victory of the saffron party BJP but it is a defeat of Congress and its anti-people policies”.
On the rise of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Dhar said riding on the promise of transparent administration the party did excellent in the recently declared Delhi Assembly elections. “We do believe, transparent administration is not possible if the new liberalization policy is not abandoned. In fact, new liberalization policy is the breeding ground of the corruption”, he said.
Refuting the charge of using government funds in hosting party’s two mega events, Dhar said, “They know how to canalize government fund in organizing party programme. People of the state could have seen Chartered planes flying over the sky if it was a Congress’s big event”. Here it may be noted that Congress had alleged the party has been using public money to decorate the venues of CPM’s two mega events

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