Is Congress “Untouchable” To The Left Now?



Once partners in alliance the  Extreme left – Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM and the New Left – Indian National Congress (INC) who were part of the UPA 1 government , to which CPM led Left Front had supported from outside and it was termed as “Indirect Left Rule” . The  re –alliance possibilities amongst them  seems to be shattered after the interlinking signals coming from meeting of the Party s chief decision making body – The politburo which rejected the party general secretary Sitaram Yechury ‘ s  draft resolution of changing the political line and aligning with the Congress just like 2004 to face BJP just ahead of the coming 22nd meeting of the party congress this year .


Dismissing the move by general secretary Sitaram Yechury to change its political strategic line, the CPM top initiative is learnt to have ruled against lining up with the Congress. It could well be a pointer to the political line to be received by the CPM in its 22nd gathering congress one year from now. The politburo, which met in New Delhi on Monday, is learnt to have discounted Yechury’s draft determination and touched base at a choice that there was no compelling reason to change the political line ­—a position maintained by the Kerala CPM. The focal advisory group meet from October 14 to 15 will experience the draft approach and PB choice in such manner. “Starting at now, there’s no adjustment in congress’ financial strategies,” said a gathering state secretariat part.



Sitaram Yechury and Party’s West Bengal unit were supportive of lining up with different gatherings including the Congress to go up against BJP’s communalism. The CPM has been exploring its political line. It is in this background a draft political determination naming BJP the chief adversary was introduced before the Polit Buro.

On the other side  The Prakash Karat (Ex –GS of CPM ) group and Kerala CPM unit opined however the political circumstance had changed, there was no compelling reason to change the gathering arrangement.


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