Thiruvananthapuram: CPM has decided to hike the wages of party whole- timers from Rs 5000 to Rs 7500, state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said here on Thursday. At a press conference here, the CPM state secretary said that the funds for the wages of whole-time party workers would be mobilised by the state committee annually. The state conference had decided to hike the wages considering the demand for the same raised at the area, local and district conferences.
As part of its preparation for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the party has decided to open units in booths where they don’t have unit. The idea is to activate party machinery in all booths across 140 Assembly constituencies. The party intends to conduct mass contact programmes with house visits by top leaders including members of state secretariat and state committee. Kodiyeri said at the national level the CPM’s main task was to defeat the BJP and the party will utilise every opportunity to defeat the right wing forces.
“We supported the SP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. In one of the recent bypolls where Congress and BJP had a direct fight we asked our people to vote for the former,” he said and added that in Kerala the fight is mainly against the UDF.
“We want to do a repeat of 2004 Lok Sabha polls when LDF won 18 and Congress drew a blank,” he said.
Along with political activities, the party has decided to give prominence to social initiative. The party will expedite the programme of constructing 2000 houses for the homeless. As part of the programme the construction of 200 houses is underway. The party will adopt one hospital in each area for carrying out development activities. Similar initiative will be taken for improving the facilities in the government and aided sector in each area....