Yechury said that there will be a countrywide campaign to tell the people about the situation in Bengal.
Rajeeve retired on April 21, along with the CPI’s M P Achuthan. Since the Rajya Sabha was prorogued, the House could not bid them farewell.
CPM won’t separate struggle against neoliberal policies from fight against Hindutva.
CPM must overcome defeatism, refresh itself to dominate debate.
Space for a Left alternative exists, but can the CPM reclaim it, hold on to it?
CPM must connect with the future. It will need hard rethinking, even harder ground work.
Politburo pushed for Pillai, Central Committee prevails
Somnath said, “Yechury will be truly a cementing factor in the party. People in general will find in him a vastly acceptable leader.’
Insiders said a large number of central committee members threw their weight behind Yechury against S R Pillai.
Talking about possibility of a merger with the CPI, he said the agenda is greater cooperation and unity among our mass organisations in joint struggles.
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.
Modi, Rahul, Yechury must ensure their rhetoric, politics do not resurrect the spectre of bad economics.
Chatterjee showered praises saying, “Yechury was far more acceptable to all quarters than anyone else.”
“There is no time-frame for the merger. But we are trying for the merger to happen at the earliest,” said Yechury.