| Manik Sarkar |
Agartala, Aug. 26: The CPM politburo and its central committee will hold their maiden conclaves in Tripura, towards the end of this year, before the Lok Sabha elections.
The meeting of the 87-member CPM central committee will be preceded by a two-day session of the politburo.
CPM spokesperson and editor of Daily Desher Katha Gautam Das said the politburo had taken a “decision in principle” to hold the next meeting of the central committee and the politburo in Tripura.
“This has got nothing to do with the Lok Sabha elections. It will happen here because earlier no such meeting has ever been held in Tripura,” he said.
Das, however, added that the dates for the meetings had not yet been finalised.
“We will hold a meeting of the state committee to decide on the nitty-gritties of holding the twin meetings here,” said Das, adding that the meetings would most likely be held in the first week of December.
CPM party secretary and central committee member Bijan Dhar said holding the twin meetings required preparations.
“Altogether 87 members of the central committee and 15 members of the politburo, including our chief minister Manik Sarkar, will attend the meetings. Earlier, we did not have the infrastructure to hold such meetings but now we are in a position to organise them. Hence the meetings will be held here to enthuse our workers,” he said. He, however, dismissed as “speculative” reports circulating in certain sections that Brinda Karat will be elected to the Rajya Sabha from Tripura next time.
“These are idle speculation as such issues are discussed at the party’s highest levels first,” said Dhar.
He also hinted that as all the senior-most leaders of the party would be in Tripura duirng the meetings, a mass rally might be organised in Agartala though the matter has not yet been finalised.