CPI(M) Central Committee meeting begins
CPI(M) will chalk out its strategy for the coming Lok Sabha elections in the next two days at a meeting of the central committee of the party which began in New Delhi today.delhi Updated: Mar 07, 2009 13:59 IST
CPI(M) will chalk out its strategy for the coming Lok Sabha elections in the next two days at a meeting of the central committee of the party which began in New Delhi today.
The party will also finalise its manifesto that is expected to attack the Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA for bringing the country to the verge of "destruction" and forge a political alternative to both.
"We will finalise our strategy for the coming election. There will be discussion about election manifesto and the candidates to be fielded. No organisational issue will come up before the meeting," senior CPI(M) Polit Bureau member S Ramachandran Pillai said.
CPI(M), which has already finalised 80 Lok Sabha seats, is in talks with other like-minded parties to forge electoral alliances on some more constituencies in its bid to forge an alternative against Congress and BJP.
The major Left party is confident of a realignment of non-Congress, non-BJP secular political parties emerging as a third alternative and forming government.
The central committee is also expected to discuss the draft of an election appeal to be made jointly by the Left parties. The Left parties are expected to issue a call to secular forces in NDA which are "perturbed" by BJP's Hindutva agenda and parties in UPA which were unhappy with Congress' "privatise or perish" policy.