THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM state conference will be held in Alappuzha from February 21 to 24. The venue of the conference was decided at the state committee meeting which began here on Wednesday.
The party secretariat meeting held here the other day proposed to conduct the state conference in Thrissur. But state committee members from Thrissur pointed out that Samastha Kerala Sunni Students Federation had announced a mega event in district as part of its state conference and booked the auditoriums.
They said insisting on holding the state meet in the district would not only create hardships to the party cadres but would also antagonise the Muslim community.
Following this, the state committee decided to hold the conference in Alappuzha. Ahead of the state meet, branch-level conferences will be held from October which will be followed by area and district-level conferences.
The conferences will witness change of guard in the party state unit as the last party congress had decided to limit the term of secretaries from local committee to the general secretary-level to three. Pinarayi Vijayan and Prakash Karat are completing three terms and are expected to make way for others.