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CPI(M) meet to review UPA Govt policies

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Hyderabad, Jun 7 (UNI) Fresh from impressive victories in West Bengal and Kerala, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will hold a crucial three-day central committee meeting beginning tomorrow to review the UPA Government's performance and step up stir against its ''anti-people'' policies, including the fuel price hike.

Party sources said the 83-member Central Committee will take a closer look at the UPA Government's economic policies, including PSU disinvestment.

On the concluding day, the party will adopt a political resolution, giving shape to its programmes, the outline for which was finalised at the Politburo meeting at Kolkota in the last week of May.

A galaxy of Marxist leaders, including its General Secretary Prakash Karat, Chief Ministers Buddhadeb Bhatacharjee (West Bengal), V S Achutanandan (Kerala) and Manik Sarkar (Tripura) and Politburo Member Sitaram Yechuri will attend the meeting which will discuss, among other things, the proposed changes to the public distribution system by the Congress-led Government.

Fifteen MPs, five Ministers from Kerala and two from West Bengal would attend the meeting. The party would also hold a rally tomorrow evening to mark its victories in West Bengal for the seventh consecutive term and in Kerala.

Former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu and Marxist Veteran Harkishan Singh Surjeet are unlikely to attend the meeting, they added.

UNI SM PM HT2200

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