The 62-year old CPM general secretary, has an approach to politics that is often described as far less rigid than that of his predecessor Prakash Karat.
Within the party, Yechuri will need to win over the confidence of the dominant faction, which wanted S Ramachandran Pillai as the new secretary.
The party also discussed its draft review report on the “Political Tactical Line”, expected to be adopted on Thursday.
CPM are trying to replace the attempt to build a third alternative with a Left Demo alternative, Karat said.
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The CPM has admitted its inability to expand, slowness in its social media campaign and shortcomings in organising national campaigns.
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Prakash Karat said only the Left parties could provide a credible alternative to the rising Right-wing forces in the country.
Left Front Chairman Biman Bose presented the draft resolution and discussions began on the same.
“The RSS is not only running and guiding the BJP, but also providing directions and guidance to run the government”, he said.
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The draft resolution also spells out concrete steps to be taken in the political, social, cultural and educational fields to counter “Hindutva forces”.
Echoing the message delivered by various speakers at the WHC — that Hinduism is the answer to the problems faced by the world.