CPI(M) to reinvent itself in ‘changed times’
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Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011, 17:21
New Delhi: In an exercise being undertaken after nearly two decades, top leaders of CPI(M) on Monday discussed a draft to contemporise its ideological approach in "changed times" following the serious electoral debacle in strongholds.

Senior West Bengal leader and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee skipped the crucial meeting of the CPI(M) politburo once again with state secretary Biman Bose attributing his absence to pulmonary ailments.

Senior politburo member Sitaram Yechury presented the draft in the meeting on which members began discussions, sources said.

After the politburo finalises the draft, sources said, it will be presented before the central committee for a detailed discussions. The central committee will then deliberate on the document.

A fresh political-ideological document would be drafted for adoption at the 20th Party Congress scheduled next year. This would be a repeat of the exercise which it undertook 19 years ago at the 14th Congress after the collapse of USSR.

Yechury said the politburo is undertaking the exercise of preparing a draft ideological approach so as to keep pace with the changing times. The CPI(M) had adopted a new ideological approach in 1992 Party Congress after the collapse of USSR.

"In the past 20 years, the world has changed a lot. We have gone through globalisation and liberalisation," Yechury told reporters here.


First Published: Monday, October 17, 2011, 15:46

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