New Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) The CPI(M) Polit Bureau today appeared to have failed to reach a consensus on a draft of their review on political decisions taken after 2007 Party Congress and decided to meet again next month to finalise it. The two-day meeting of the top party leaders, which ended here today, discussed the outline of the draft resolution which will be presented at the extended meeting of the Central Committee in Vijayawada scheduled in August.
“No, no. We have not reached on a consensus.
That is why there is one more meeting. There are differences on the implementation of political line adopted in the last Party Congress,” a senior CPI(M) leader said when asked about the deliberations in the two-day meeting.
The Polit Bureau will meet again on July three and four to finalise the draft which will be presented before the Central Committee which will discuss it for three days from July 21. The extended Central Committee meeting is being held as CPI(M) decided to postpone the Party Congress, which was to be held this year, due to upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal.
Sources said there were intense discussions on the decisions taken by the party leadership with regard to aligning with non-BJP, non-Congress parties like Samajwadi Party, BSP and others during the past three years. There were also discussions on the strategy adopted during cut motions and its fall out, they said.
However, the leaders were unanimous in backing the decision to withdraw support to UPA government on Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008. “There were no opposition to the decision to withdraw support to UPA either in Polit Bureau or Central Committee.
But there were discussions on other issues on which decisions were taken after the Party Congress. That was reviewed.
We discussed these problems,” senior Polit Bureau member M K Pandhe told reporters here. Another Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury said there was one round of discussions on the document to be presented in Vijayawada.
“The Polit Bureau discussed the outline of a draft document for the extended meeting of the Central Committee to be held in August. The PB will meet next month to finalise the draft to be presented to the Central Committee,” he said.
On the Bengal civic polls, party leaders said a preliminary report was presented in the meeting. “The West Bengal state committee will conduct a review of the election on the basis of which necessary political and organisational steps can be taken to win back the confidence of those sections of the people which have moved away from the party,” Yechury said.