New Delhi: A crucial Congress of the CPI
(M) would be held in Kozhikode in April next year that may witness a change in its political strategy following its defeat at the hustings in West Bengal and Kerala.
The Central Committee of the major Left party, at a
meeting in Hyderabad last month, had decided to hold the 20th
Congress in the beginning of April in Kerala.
The exact dates of the Congress would be decided soon, party sources said.
The Kerala state committee yesterday decided to hold
the Congress at Kozhikode. This would be the first meeting of the CPI(M)`s highest policy-making body after its humiliating defeat in West Bengal.
The sources said the Central Committee, which would meet in Kolkata between August 5-7, would decide on the time-
table of conferences from branch and local levels to the state
These conferences elect the delegates from across the
country for the party Congress. Party activists also debate the political line and strategy at these meets, which are then finalised at the Congress.
Given the "unfavourable situation" in West Bengal
where it has been under attack from its opponents, the sources
said the priority would be to resist such attacks and mobilise
the people against the Congress-led UPA at the Centre and
Trinamool Congress-led state government in the state.
Indicating a shift in the political strategy, the
sources said that instead of going in for mere electoral
alliances, it would play an independent role, make political
interventions on major issues and organise united actions with
Left and democratic forces, besides taking steps to strengthen
its own mass base across the country.