Thrissur : In a veiled defence of his proposal for an alliance with the Congress at the national level , CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said his fellow comrades in kerala should not be considering the political situation in kerala only .
Inaugurating the CPM State Conference in here , Yechury said like in kerala, the party should strengthen the mass movements in other states to defeat the central government’s anti- people policies. He urged the comrades to take up discussions in this regard at the Conference.
Interestingly, majority of those who vehemently opposed any deal with the congress at the Central Committee meet were the party leaders from Kerala. Going with the party’s organizational rules , no one should speak against the declared policies of the party. Therefore, Yechury opted to start debate by pointing out the prevailing political situation in India and the opportunities that offers.
He also said the draft political resolution adopted by the party leadership at the Central Committee is not final .The resolution has clearly ruled out any understanding or electoral alliance with the Congress. But in the upcoming elections, appropriate plans will be worked out to integrate anti- BJP votes, he added .
“In CPM, the draft resolution is adopted in a democratic manner. All party members and factions will be allowed to present their views. Other parties are completely unaware of such a process. That is why they are opposing a democratic policy formation procedure", he said.
The time demands action to salvage the secular Indian democratic republic . Under the BJP rule , the country is being subjected to a four pronged attack.
Slamming the Centre, Yechury said at the International level, India has been reduced to the status of a junior ally of the US . He also attacked the centre for aggressively pursuing neo–liberal economic policies, undermining democratic institutions and pursuing communal policies.