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CPM to rethink Ayodhya position

Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 05, 2010
First Published: 00:06 IST(5/10/2010) | Last Updated: 00:10 IST(5/10/2010)

Unhappy over the Ayodhya verdict, the CPI(M) has got down to discussing their political position on it while being cautious that it doesn't amount to any confrontation with the judiciary.

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The High Court judgment of the Ayodhya case figures prominently in the agenda of the two-day politburo meet of the party that began here on Monday. 

It is also keen on reaffirming its secular credentials to win back Muslim votes as it faces a slew of elections.

In the forthcoming local body elections in Kerala, the assembly elections in both West Bengal and Kerala early next year, the Muslim votes are crucial for the party at a time when CPI(M) is worried about erosion in its traditional Muslim vote base.

The CPI(M) is of the view that the matter should go to the Supreme Court.

The CPI(M) is also set to focus on the "injustice" in not punishing the guilty in the Babri Masjid demolition case of 1992 years after the "criminal act was committed" while articulating its "reservations" over the judicial order. But, the party will appeal to all for not allowing anyone to disturb the peace and communal harmony in the country.

The party's displeasure is that the case of a property dispute should have been based on evidence and belief cannot be made basis for justice, doing which will raise many questions about the law of the land.

The Bihar elections will also figure in the discussions. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir will also figure in the meet that will conclude on Tuesday.


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