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CPM Panel Rejects Political Tactical Line, Seeks Fresh Draft

Published: 30th October 2014 06:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2014 06:16 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: As expected, after the brainstorming session,the CPM Central Committee (CC) rejected the draft report of the political-tactical line moved by the party leadership and authorised the PolitBuro to present a revised draft for approval at its next meeting scheduled for January.

CPM general secretary Prakash Karat said that the revised political resolution would be finalised after due consultations and discussions on the review report.

Differences in perception within the CPM had come to fore at the four-day meeting of the Central Committee, the party’s highest executive body, which concluded on Wednesday, on how to overcome the Marxists’ growing political isolation in the national political arena.

While the official draft was virtually challenged by a counter note moved by senior leader and PB member Sitaram Yechury, party veteran Achuthanandan and five others have submitted notes toeing Yechury’s line.

Addressing a news conference, Karat admitted that there were differences in the PB over the draft report. Downplaying the differences, Karat said some PB members were not in agreement with the draft report and they had a right to move note. “Everyone in the party has full freedom to put forth their views and get them debated. There were seven notes and the CC debated all of them. During the debate, seven issues were listed out, on the basis of which the draft political-tactical line would be revised. The final document would be placed before the forthcoming Party Congress in April 2015,” he said.

Karat said that the next CC meeting in January would adopt the draft political report and both the reports would then be submitted before the party’s one million-strong cadre ahead of the Party Congress.

To a specific query, Karat said, “There is no question of individuals. The CC is the highest body and the general secretary has to implement the line adopted in the Committee.”

Karat said that the CC had decided to hold a plenum on organisation later.

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