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Congressless opposition against BJP will not be practical at national level: CPI(M) politburo

By Naveen Bharat Editorial

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM politburo meeting in New Delhi has assessed that it is not practical to keep the Congress away and build a credible and effective alliance against the BJP in the next general elections. However, some members of the Politburo said that the Congress has faltered in the fight against communal forces.

The two-day meeting of the CPM politburo, which began in New Delhi on Sunday, is preparing a draft political resolution to be tabled at the 23rd party Congress to be held in Kannur next April. The draft will be discussed by the central committee later.

According to sources, the CPM is here to join hands with all communal and anti-fascist forces at the regional level to keep the BJP out of power. But this does not mean that the party is meant to form a federal or third front at the national level which has lost its relevance in the present scenario.

“The CPM will push for forging alliances with like-minded parties at the regional level and the Congress will also be a part of this alliance. But the political proposal to be introduced in the party Congress will emphasize the fact that the Congress has become vulnerable to communal forces. In the fight against, although it has a clear role in this fight,” said a member of the Politburo.

CPM not willing to join hands with Mamata

Though members from Kerala stressed the need to join hands with Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, this was not discussed in detail. It was also understood in the meeting that now there is no need to make a big plan at the national level as there is enough time for general elections.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and former party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan were among the members attending the meeting, which is being held offline for the first time since the COVID outbreak.

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