Thiruvananthapuram: The district conferences of CPM which began on Wednesday are going to focus on intensifying the fight against BJP-RSS communal politics on the one hand and take to the people the path-breaking decisions taken by the LDF government after coming to power in May 2016. The discussions at the conferences are mainly centering around evolving an effective strategy to counter the BJP-RSS agenda to polarise the state on communal lines. After its victory in Gujarat, the BJP is set to adopt a more strident position on Hindutva politics.
The CPM is aware of the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah are keen to conquer Kerala which continues to defy strongly, Sangh Parivar's ‘communal’ agenda for achieving electoral success. A section of CPM leaders believes that the Gujarat elections gave a clear indication of how things will pan out in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
It is in this backdrop that the CPM leadership feels that the district conferences would play a major role in shaping the party’s strategy at the district level. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who is also politburo member, will be attending most of the sessions which also indicates the significance the party is attaching to the district conferences.
Thrissur and Wayanad district conferences which will conclude on December 28, will be followed by Kasargod and Pathanamthitta December 29, 30, 31; Kozhikode-Kottayam January 2,3,4; Kollam-Malappuram on January 5,6,7; Idukki - Palakkad on January 8,9,10; Thiruvananthapuram-Alappuzha on January 13,14, 15; Ernakulam on January 16, 17, 18; and Kannur on January 19, 20 and 21. The state conference will be held from February 22 to 25, 2018 at Thrissur....