CPM polit bureau meet begins to give nod to poll alliances

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New Delhi, Nov 29 (UNI) The two-day meeting of the polit bureau of the CPI(M) began here today to deliberate upon the current eco-political situation, the assembly polls in six states and impact of global meltdown on Indian economy among other things.

The 17-member polit bureau meet is taking place at a time when the nation's war against terrorism is on and the government is grappling with the financial crisis in the backdrop of global economic turmoil.

Besides party top leaders - Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury, Brinda Karat- the three Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura are also taking part in the meeting.

The meeting is also expected to give the final nod to the party alliances with the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and TDP in Andhra Pradesh.

The meeting assumes special significance as the CPI(M), along with the three other Left parties, is seized with the massive task of extending the party base beyond its traditional bastion as part of its strategy to play a bigger role in the national political scenario and to install a non-Cong, non-BJP government at the Centre after the Lok Sabha elections early next year.

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