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Changes in Tripura CPM

- Party to set up district and subdivisional committees

Agartala, Aug. 21: The CPM in Tripura will bring in a structural change in its organisational profile in keeping with the modifications in the administration.

As part of the changes, the present divisional committees will be done away with and replaced by district and subdivisional committees to carry on Assembly constituency-specific organisational work.

The proposal in this regard was finalised in the two-day state committee meeting of the party, which ended last yesterday, after obtaining approval of the central committee.

Briefing reporters on the decisions, the CPM state secretary and central committee member, Bijan Dhar, said the present 18 divisional committees would be replaced by eight district committees and 23 subdivisional committees, which would start functioning from September 1 on an ad hoc basis.

“The district and subdivisional committees will take formal and concrete organisational form in the next state conference of the CPM scheduled for 2015. At present, the state committee has nominated Amitava Dutta as convener of North Tripura district, Bijay Roy in Unakoti, Pankaj Chakraborty in Dhalai, Samir Deb Sarkar in Khowai, Pabitra Kar in West Tripura, Gora Chakraborty in Sipahijala, Madhav Saha in Gomati and Basudeb Mazumder in South Tripura,” said Dhar.

He said the conveners would take steps to finalise the ad hoc formation of district and subdivisional committees.

New subdivisional committees will be formed in the newly constituted Panisagar, Kumarghat, Mohanpur, Jampuijala and Karbook subdivisions.

“The present 18 divisional committees will remain in place till the next state conference of the party and for the new five subdivisional committees Rasamay Nath has been put in charge of Panisagar, Swapan Vaishnab in Kumarghat, Pranab Debbarma in Mohanpur, Ramendra Debbarma in Jampuijala and Priyamoni Debbarma in Karbook subdivision,” said Dhar.

Regarding organisational issues Dhar said from September 1 the lowest units of the party like the branch committees and front organisations would start holding their conferences and this would culminate in the state conference of the party.

“This is the normal process. However, the important decision is that the party and its bodies will continue their agitation programmes against the ‘anti-people and divisive policies’ of the NDA government at the Centre till December and a new political line will be decided upon by the party congress next year,” said Dhar.

On the upcoming byelection to Manughat Assembly constituency vacated by new CPM MP from East Tripura (ST) seat, Jitendra Chowdhury, the CPM state secretary said Chowdhury’s younger brother Prabhat, an officer in the agriculture department, would be the CPM nominee from the Assembly constituency.

“We have started our organisational work for the election and we should win the seat easily because our MP and former minister Jiten Chowdhury won it five times in a row between 1993 and 2003. The Opposition is totally discredited there,” said Dhar.