CPM may no more forge ties with regional parties at national level
CPI(M) is likely to give up its earlier stance of forging alliances with regional parties at the national level and accord primacy to strengthening Left unity across the country while acknowledging its dwindling strength.
New Delhi: CPI(M) is likely to give up its earlier stance of forging alliances with regional parties at the national level and accord primacy to strengthening Left unity across the country while acknowledging its dwindling strength.
However, it may get into electoral adjustments with non- Left parties in states "wherever required in the party's interests and which can help rally the Left and democratic forces in the state", the CPI(M) said in a draft review report on its political tactical line (PTL).
In the prevailing political scenario, it said that in the present stage, "given their present role, there is no basis for forging an alliance with them at the national level".
The document is to be debated among all its leaders and cadre across the country before being finalised at the 21st Party Congress in Vishakhapatnam from April 14-19.
The party also says there could be "swift changes in the political situation. New contradictions may emerge amongst the bourgeois parties and within them.
"Political parties may undergo changes through splits or coming together to form a new party. Flexible tactics should be evolved to deal with the situation. In our pursuit of united actions, joint platforms may have to be formed on specific political or mass issues."
The document said while CPI(M)'s membership increased from 5.8 lakh in early 1990s to 10.45 lakh in 2012, this rise was "mainly concentrated" in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura which constituted 73 per cent of the total membership.
The growth in other states, including Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, "do not indicate any major increase in the mass influence and independent strength of the Party," the document said.
"Priority should be given to enhance the independent role of the party and expanding its strength and mass base" and strengthening Left unity, the CPI(M) said.