CPI-M Congress adopts ideological resolution
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 17:41
Kozhikode: The CPI-M's ongoing Congress on Sunday adopted the ideological resolution presented by Politburo member Sitaram Yechury to meet the challenges of changing times.

The resolution seeks to forge a third political alternative in the country against the "neo-liberal" reforms of Congress and "communalist" agenda of BJP.

While critically analysing the deficiencies in socialist countries which had charted a course of economic reforms to meet the challenges thrown up by "imperialist globalisation", the document also rejects the theory of "identity politics" based on caste, religion and ethnicity.

Briefing reporters on the day's proceedings at the party's 20th Congress here, politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai said one delegate opposed the resolution, while three others abstained. He did not give the reasons for the abstention and opposite vote.

"There was broad agreement at the Congress on the overall content of the draft ideological document," Pillai said.

Denying reports that the CPI-M's political resolution, adopted by the Congress on April 5, was later corrected to leave the the option for a third front open, Pillai said the party's declared stand was that in the present situation, there was no scope for a third front.

"Elections may come and we will take appropriate decisions on electoral adjustments with regional parties at that time. At the moment, there is no idea of a programme-based third front," he said.

Pillai, who presented the organisational report at the Congress last evening, said the CPI-M considered electoral setbacks in West Bengal and Kerala as only one of the indicators while assessing its growth and expansion.

The party had learnt from the mistakes it committed in these states and would take remedial action. "However, the party does not assess its growth based solely on electoral gains," he said.

CPI-M will attempt to overcome the shortcomings and weaknesses that led to its electoral debacle, he said.


First Published: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 17:41

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