CPI-M politburo meets tomorrow in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan 14 (PTI) The CPI-M politburo meets heretomorrow for a two-day session, primarily to finalise theparty''s strategy and prospects in poll-bound five states,particularly West Bengal and Kerala, and its stand on the 2Gspectrum scam and rising food prices.

The meet comes at a time when the ruling CPI-M-ledLeft Front is in a tight situation following a sudden spurt inpolitical violence in West Bengal where Assembly electionswill be held a few months from now.

The Marxist party has also encountered stepped uppolitical activity by main opposition Trinamool Congress,which is making a determined bid to replace the ruling Front.

Party sources said that the meeting assumes greatersignificance in view of the Election Commission''s expressionof anguish at the deterioration of law and order and itsunprecedented decision to dispatch a six-member team ofobservers to monitor the situation in the state.

According to them, the politburo is also likely totake up Union Home minister P Chidambaram''s series ofcommunications to Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee onlaw and order in the last few days "which the CPI-M feelsbiased in nature".

Although no agenda of the meeting was available, thesources said that the strategy and course of action inParliament on the 2G spectrum issue, when it meets for thebudget session in February, may figure prominently.

CPI-M''s state secretary Biman Bose, they said, wouldsubmit a political and organisational report to the politburo.

The politburo is also expected to review and sort outthe "growing bitter relations" between Kerala Chief Minister VS Achutanandan and state party secretary P Vijayan ahead ofthe Assembly elections in the state.

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