CPI(M) discusses political situation, polls at Politburo meet
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 05, 2009, 20:32
New Delhi: The CPI(M) Politburo on Saturday debated its tactics for the ensuing assembly elections in three states and began the work of finalising guidelines to deal with organisational problems that led to its rout in the recent polls.

The major purpose of the two-day meeting is to give final touches to amending and strengthening its "rectification document" that had been prepared 13 years ago.

"We discussed the political situation and the upcoming assembly elections in the three states (of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh)," Politburo member Sitaram Yechury told reporters here.

On the rectification document, he said the Coimbatore Congress of the party last year had decided that the 1996 document be updated keeping in view the changed situation.

Asked whether the lifestyle of some state leaders was leading to its cadre leaving the party, Yechury said "you may have your own conclusions but we have not come to those conclusions. We are undertaking an honest assessment. We admit our mistakes and try to rectify them."

To questions relating to the absence of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at the Politburo meeting, he said the senior leader was sick and had been medically advised not to travel.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, September 05, 2009, 20:32

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