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CPI(M) to discuss tie-up with Congress to take on BJP, saffron brigade

Central committee will take up discussion on the suggestions sent by various party workers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CPIM, CPI(M), Sitaram Yechury, Sitaram
Sitaram Yechury

The contentious issue of a political understanding with the is the focal point of discussion in the three-day meeting of the central committee which began here today.

The Left party, which decided to keep equi-distance from both the and the in its last Party in 2015, is likely to take up discussion on framing the draft political resolution.


The draft resolution will be debated in the next Party of the CPI(M), slated for next year.

"The central committee will take up discussion on the suggestions sent by various party workers and also on the note of party general secretary The note written by elaborates his argument on why the is needed to ally with the and other secular parties to fight against the Hindu brigade and the BJP," a source said.

Though the political line worked out by the in 2015 had precluded having any understanding or electoral alliance with the in the fight against the BJP, the party had allowed state units to review the specific political situation before deciding their own tactical line in consonance with the overall understanding.

As a result, the state unit had entered into a tactical alliance with the for the 2016 Assembly election, which proved disastrous as the Left was relegated to the third position in the state.

First Published: Sat, October 14 2017. 19:19 IST
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