STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

LS Poll Show Draws Flak at CPM Meet

The two-day CPM state secretariat meet which concluded here on Wednesday witnessed severe criticism against the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

Published: 22nd May 2014 08:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2014 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The two-day CPM state secretariat meet which concluded here on Wednesday witnessed severe criticism against the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan is reported to have said that the party’s poll strategy was flawed beginning from the wrong choice of candidates. The veteran leader called for a serious introspection and a detailed probe into the specific factors that contributed to the defeats and fall in the victory margin in some constituencies.  Achuthanandan also criticised the circumstances which led to the exit of RSP from the LDF.    

Politburo member M A Baby who suffered a humiliating defeat against RSP’s N K Premachandran in Kollam made an emotional address that lasted for nearly an hour.

He reportedly pointed out various factors that worked against him, including the derogatory remark by party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan against Premachandran. Kozhikode candidate A Vijayaraghavan called for a probe into the indifference shown by some quarters which led to his defeat.

Several members demanded a constituency-wise deep probe into poll performance. The drop in party votes in the constituencies of Kozhikode, Vadakara, Kasaragod and T’Puram was alarming, they said.

The CPM state committee which will meet on Thursday and Friday will decide whether a commission should be set up to probe the poll performance.

Meanwhile, a demand for reviewing party’s policies on various issues raised by T M Thomas Isaac and M A Baby was deferred to the next secretariat meeting.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp