Buddhadeb skips CPI(M) CC meet

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New Delhi, Mar 4: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today gave a miss to the party''s Central Committee meeting which would discuss the strategy to be adopted in coming assembly polls in 5 states.

Party sources cited the law and order situation in the state as the reason for Bhattacharjee''s inability to attend the meeting which is also expected to deliberate on the issue of candidature of top party leaders in the polls in the states which include CPI (M)-ruled Kerala and West Bengal.

Bhattacharjee had skipped several Polit Bureau meetings of the party ever since the Left suffered a huge blow at the hands of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee''s Trinamool Congress in the state in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Meanwhile, senior party leaders from the state--Industries Minister Nirupam Sen and party''s state secretary Biman Bose attended the meeting which would also discuss the issue of alleged corruption in the UPA dispensation and price rise.

Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry are the other states where elections are being held.

PTI

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