New Delhi: The two-day politburo meeting of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPM ended on Sunday, with the party deciding to finish preparing its “rectification document” and presenting it in front of the central committee sometime in the third week of October.
“We discussed the present political scenario in the country...We also discussed about the rectification document, which will be given finishing touches in the next politburo meet, sometime in the second week of October, and presented in the central committee meeting in the third week,” said senior politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai.
The next meeting of the central committee will be held from 23-25 October and the poltiburo will meet before that on the 11th of October.
Issues like price rise, drought, free trade agreement with Asean, forthcoming assembly elections as well as the disarray in the principal opposition Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP was also discussed in the two-day meet.
The “rectification document” details guidelines for the functioning of the party and is issued when a course correction is necessary. The major purpose of the two-day meeting was to give final touches to amending and strengthening its “rectification document” that had been prepared 13 years ago.
The fresh impetus to the document comes after the party’s humiliating defeat in the 15th Lok Sabha elections, when its strength dropped to 16 - the lowest ever - from 43 previously.
The party has also been in the midst of an internal crisis since its poor electoral performance.