CPM meet tomorrow is likely to be stormy
It will be a stormy central committee meeting of the CPI(M) on Saturday, where the party would thrash out whether the ouster of the BJP government at the Centre — which is the primary political objective in the current scenario — can be done without an electoral alliance with other parties, primarily the Congress.
The CPI(M), which is split wide open on this issue, with the West Bengal faction led by general secretary Sitaram Yechury favouring such an alliance and the Kerala group led by former chief Prakash Karat against it, has to finalise a draft outline of a tactical-political resolution before the party congress in April 2018. This document, which will be adopted at the party congress, will form the basis of its strategy for the 2019 general election.
Sources said though the Karat faction was in a majority in both the plitburo and the central committee, both the viewpoints would be discussed at