Kochi: The CPM state secretariat on Tuesday approved a comprehensive document to strengthen the party's organisational base in the state.
The document approved by the secretariat will be placed before state committee meeting beginning on Wednesday for detailed discussions. The party has also included the recommendations of Kolkata plenum which had called for eschewing all un-communist-like virtues, bureaucratism, factionalism, arrogance, extravagant lifestyle and any type of malpractices which were alien to the norms of being a communist.
The party believes that the top and middle level leadership needs to overhaul their style of functioning and public speeches, make it more people-friendly. They should eschew rude behaviour while dealing with the public at large.
A section of leaders say that the biggest example of disconnect with people was witnessed in West Bengal where the party suffered huge organisational setback. While there were no serious allegations against the leadership in Bengal, the committees could not gauge the rot that had set in the party organisation at different levels.
The CPM state unit had brought out a 150 page rectification document at the state plenum held in Palakkad in 2013. The document referred to social evils that had crept into the cadre and leaders particularly problems like alcoholism, nexus with land, sand and quarry mafia.
The plenum had even come out with stringent criteria to ensure that the membership of such shady characters was not renewed at the time of conferences. But all these decisions remained on paper .The party now wants to seriously implement these measures to prevent the erosion of organisational base in the state. The near rout in Lok Sabha polls have sounded a warning that there's no room for complacency....