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CPM Politburo meet to focus on polls

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 5, 2017, 6:17 am IST
Updated Jan 5, 2017, 7:38 am IST
Central committee likely to discuss nepotism charges against leaders.
V.S. Achuthanandan
 V.S. Achuthanandan

Thiruvananthapuram: The four-day CPM Politburo and central committee meet beginning from Thursday will finalise party's strategy for the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Apart from Assembly elections, the other important items on the agenda will be Centre’s demonetisation decision which had adversely affected people across the country especially the poorest of the poor.  The central committee will draw a nationwide agitation plan against the Modi government’s ‘anti-people’ policies.

 

The politburo will meet at the AKG Centre on Thursday morning to finalise the agenda for the three-day central committee meeting. This is the first time that CPM central committee meeting is taking place in Thiruvananthapuram.

Though the focus of the central committee meeting will be mainly on the national issues, the politburo commission report on V.S. Achuthanandan is likely to come up for discussions. The commission had rejected the allegations raised by the veteran leader against the state leadership and found that some of the positions taken by Achuthanandan were not in consonance with the party policy.

 

Sources said the PB commission was not in favour of any strict disciplinary action against the veteran leader on two counts; firstly the issues taken up by the commission were old not quite relevant today. Secondly the commission is keen to uphold the spirit of the party Congress directive to ensure unity in the party. Moreover, the veteran leader had played a crucial role in installing the LDF government.

Though Achuthanandan is a special invitee to the central committee, the meeting here is likely to take a call on inducting him into the state secretariat.

 

The central committee is expected to discuss the issue regarding E.P. Jayarajan and P.K. Sreemathy appointing their close relatives to important PSU posts.  While the allegations of nepotism had cost Jayarajan ministerial post, at the organisation no action had been taken against the Kannur strong man and Sreemathy for violating party discipline.

The two leaders are members of the central committee and any decision on disciplinary action against them can be taken by the CC.

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