On agenda at the meeting — which will be held on August 17 and 18 — would be methods to boost the flagging morale of party workersIn its extended state committee meeting next week, the state CPM leadership is likely to discuss the possibility of a “joint movement”, if not a tie-up, with the Congress, which a senior leader felt was “inevitable” if they wanted to combat the strategy of the ruling TMC.
Party sources said that their survival strategy, once finalised at the meet, would be tabled before the central committee at the plenum to be put up from September 30 to October 2.
Also on agenda at the meeting — which will be held on August 17 and 18 — would be methods to boost the flagging morale of party workers.Senior CPM leaders said that a call would be taken on whether both parties can be part of a joint movement to launch a fresh attack on the state government over issues like deteriorating law and order and the Narada sting operation case.
“The central committee has overruled the possibility of a tie-up with Congress, saying that it did not gel with the party line, but state leaders are of the opinion that a joint movement with the Congress is inevitable if the TMC misrule is to be given a jolt in Bengal. At the moment, it is not possible either for CPM or Congress to combat the terror on its own,” said a senior CPM leader, adding that they would try to find a middle ground without going against the party line.
Also likely to be discussed at the meeting is a way to reopen party offices that were shut down, in order to replenish workers with renewed vigour. According to another senior CPM leader, the absence of young activists in the party had been criticised by people within and outside of it for a long time.“The lack of students and youth activists is another point of concern. We will be looking at ways to attract more and more youngsters to the party. The ones who are already with us will have to be groomed in order to become leaders in the future,” he added.
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