THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The two-day CPM state committee that commenced here on Monday started deliberations on the draft report to be presented at party plenum in Kolkata by December-end. Organisational matters, including issues to be addressed and measures to strengthen the party at different levels, are part of the report.
The state committee is expected to finalise different aspects of its Kerala march, a campaign ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls.
The committee met in the presence of six politburo members including party general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat, S Ramachandran Pillai, Pinarayi Vijayan, M A Baby and state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
Discussions on the draft report will continue on Tuesday. “The state committee has come up with various proposals, including suggestions for modifications and amendments. “The draft is being discussed at each state committee and the suggestions will be brought before the Central Committee that will finalise the report,” said sources. The plenum is aimed at addressing matters of organisational weakness.
It was pointed out that issues plaguing the party state unit, specifically those related to factionalism, might come up for discussions at the meet.
The committee will discuss the party’s Kerala march on Tuesday. The state secretariat last week reached a consensus on former state secretary and politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan leading the Kerala march, expected to be held from January 15 to February 15. The final decision will be taken by the state committee.
A decision on its name, participants and other matters will be taken at the ongoing state committee. The CPM’s fund collection drive for Chennai flood victims scheduled for Wednesday and agitations announced by the LDF against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Excise Minister K Babu for Thursday will be discussed, sources said.