Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary M.V. Govindan on Monday said that the communist party will be a leading force in the Opposition bloc INDIA. He added that CPM will be actively a part of the bloc of 28 political parties.
However, there are speculations that the CPM will not form a follow the coalition mantra in West Bengal and Kerala during the Lok Sabha election.
Meanwhile, CPM politburo, at the end of the two-day meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, did not take any decision on sending any representative to the coordination committee of the opposition INDIA bloc. A communique issued at the party on Sunday evening did not have a single mention even of any discussion on the matter during the crucial meeting, though expressing support for the bloc.
"The Polit Bureau endorsed the CPM position at the last three meetings of the INDIA bloc in Patna, Bengaluru and Mumbai to organize a series of public meetings across the country and to mobilize the people to ensure the defeat of the BJP in the forthcoming elections. Efforts should be focused to further expand the INDIA bloc and also to draw in significant sections of the people’s movements in this effort. While all decisions will be taken by the leaders of the constituents, there should be no organizational structures that will be an impediment for such decisions," CPM said in communique.