CPIM central committee holds discussions on poll debacle

Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India (Marxist)’s central committee on Saturday started deliberations on the party’s poll debacle in West Bengal and Kerala to draw up a road map for the future.

“Discussions have began. Basically, reports have come in from Kerala, West Bengal and other states,” CPI (M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury told reporters.

The central committee and Polit Bureau of the party are discussing the outcome of the Assembly elections, the prevailing political situation in the country and the party’s action plan for the future, he said.

The party is likely to make an announcement after the end of the three-day deliberations on Sunday.

The CPI (M) Polit Bureau met on Friday while the central committee meeting is being held today and tomorrow.

Meanwhile, CPI (M) politburo member and Left Front Chairman in West Bengal Biman Bose slammed the Mamata Banarjee Government in the state over the Ordinance for returning the land to unwilling farmers in Singur.

“Assembly is in session. Without knowing Constitutional clauses they did all this. Constitution does not permit this,” Mr. Bose told reporters.

CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat said he will address the media on Sunday evening.