Thiruvananthapuram: The delegates at the 22nd party congress criticised the lack of unity among in the higher community pointing out that often the differences on crucial issues were creating confusion in the rank and file.
The criticism came during the discussion on the political organisational report presented by politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai. Many delegates said the differences were going down to personal level and steps should be initiated to check this trend. The criticism came during the review of the functioning of party centre.
Most state units were yet to effectively implement the tasks given by the party’s organisational plenum in 2015. The tasks including strengthening links with people, unity of workers and peasants at the state and national level, issues of dalits- adivasis and attack on minorities have to be undertaken in a more vigorous manner.
The work among women and students need to be further expanded and strengthened. According to most recent figures, the membership of CPM and its class and mass organisations have crossed 5.39 crore.
However, many states were still lagging behind in achieving the targets of bringing in 25 per cent women and 20 per cent youth into the party fold.
On inducting dalits and advisais in politburo and increasing their representation in central committee, Brinda Karat said at a press conference; we are very much aware of the social composition of our committees. I cannot say anything on the issue as the election process of central committee has not begun yet. But once you see the list you will be happy,” she added.
When asked about the declining membership of CPM in various states, she said the part y did not believe in missed call membership. “It is not like BJP where you become a member through missed call. There are certain criteria for you to become a CPM member. During the last plenum it was found that a section of party workers were either inactive or were not in contact. Such members have been weeded out,” she said....