Kerala CPM plans family survey to assess electorate

The party has issued the survey forms to all branch committees. The forms have about 30 questions for each individual.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:September 7, 2014 1:02 am

The CPM in Kerala is set to conduct a survey in the next few weeks to prepare a database of every individual in families across the state to better assess its electorate, party sources said.

The party has issued the survey forms to all branch committees. The forms have about 30 questions for each individual.

The survey has questions on an individual’s caste, political links, source of income, use of social media and home facilities.

The survey wants people to reveal their sources of income, their monthly income, whether they own land and whether they have worked abroad.

The party will also ask interviewees if they are affiliated to any political party or mass-based organisation.

A CPM leader said the data would help the party work out tactics for the coming elections. “Beyond that, this is another step to get closer to the people in the changing times,’’ the leader said.

The party will conduct the survey in the coming weeks, depending upon the availability of manpower.

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