CPM calls central committee meet to discuss manifesto

The meeting of the Central Committee, the highest authority of the party, will be preceded by a meeting of the Politburo on February 28.

New Delhi | Published:February 21, 2014 3:13 am

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will begin a two-day meet meet on March 1 for a two-day meet. On top of its agenda is the manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections.

The meeting of the Central Committee, the highest authority of the party, will be preceded by a meeting of the Politburo on February 28. According to party sources, with little time left for polls, the meeting is expected to discuss the manifesto and finalise its contours. The committee normally meets once every three months and this is likely to be the last before polls.

With alleged scams under the UPA government and the AAP rising on an anti-corruption agenda, party sources say the CPM manifesto is likely to focus mainly on corruption. Its manifesto for the 2009 elections had dwelt on price rise, communalism and terrorism. Electoral reforms will also feature as an important part of the 2014 manifesto.

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