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Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF is gearing up to conduct a rally in response to the 'Aiswarya Kerala Yathra' by Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala.
The CPI (M) state secretariat has decided to conduct southern and northern regional rallies. An announcement in this regard is expected after the LDF meeting on Wednesday. The CPI (M) has decided to make development the main agenda of its election campaign.
The CPI (M) state secretariat observed that corrective steps taken by Congress and UDF following the LSG polls debacle must be taken seriously. The CPI (M) and LDF will chart out an action plan to counter the actions of Congress and UDF.
The people have great faith in the government and they believe that it is a government which does what it says. The CPI (M) is of the view that campaigns using this belief would be enough to stop UDF.
CPI (M) understands that completing seat sharing and candidate selection without disputes is very important. The LDF and its allies should face the Assembly polls with unity. For this, discussions with allies must be utilised effectively. CPI (M) wants Chief Minister Pinarayi VIjayan to lead such discussions.
Campaign rallies will be spearheaded by CPI (M) and CPI leaders. The CPI (M) will conduct workshops for its state committee members to strengthen the party's organisation structure in view of the Assembly polls. The workshops will be held on February 2,3 and 4. An action plan for the polls is likely to be devised during this. At the same time, discussions over candidates will be held within the party leadership.
Meanwhile, CPI (M) state secretary A. VIjayaraghavan said that it is not the party’s approach to contest elections until death or complete failure. A CPI (M) leader can contest polls only twice. The party considers parliamentary activities as part of its organisational responsibilities. CPI (M) will stay true to this policy. However, those who have to work as part of the government will be given exceptions.