CPI-M state leaders meet to review civic polls setback

Details of the civic poll results from all levels would be analysed to ascertain the factors that contributed to the civic poll setback.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2010, 22:25 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: A 4 day meeting of the
CPI-M`s state secretariat and state committee began here
Saturday mainly to review the severe setback suffered by the
ruling LDF in the civic polls held last month.

Party general secretary Prakash Karat and Polit Bureau
member S Ramachandran Pillai are attending the sessions,
which would attempt a minute analyasis of the civic poll
debacle and work out the strategies to regain the lost ground
before the assembly polls due in early next month, party
sources said.

Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and party state secretary
Pinarayi Vijayan are among other leaders participating in
the meetings.

Details of the civic poll results from all levels would be
analysed to ascertain the factors that contributed to the
reversal in a majority of urban as well as rural local bodies
across the state.

The explanation of the party leaders immediately after the
polls was that the failure to fully convince the electorate of
the achievements of the government and welfare measures taken
by it was a major reason for the poor performance.

Erosion of support among the minorities and the success of
the "misleading" campaign mounted by the Congress-led UDF
about the true intentions of some of the reform programmes of
the government were also reckoned as factors contributing to
the setback.

The state secretariat would be working out the contours of
the discussions for the state committee for the next three
days, which would also be taking stock of the organisational
weaknesses and ways to overcome them before the assembly
polls, sources said.

PTI