Yechuri added CPI(M) has emerged united from Congress and it is determined to carry out “our revolutionary task” to put forth an alternative policy framework. It will mobilise people to strengthen the struggle to defeat the ruling BJP, he said.
His political line regarding whether or not CPI(M) should involve Congress to take on BJP, had faced a major challenge.
The party leadership yesterday chose a middle path by deciding to amend the official draft on the issue by omitting the crucial phrase “no understanding” with the Congress, which was a victory of sorts for the “minority view” held by Yechury.
The official draft, backed by Prakash Karat, had said the party should unite secular democratic forces “without having an understanding or electoral alliance with the Congress party”.
But in the amended document, it is written that the party can unite secular democratic forces “without having a political alliance with the Congress party”, thus keeping the doors open for an electoral understanding.
“The mass organisations would work on the basis of issues related to people. When elections will come, we would chalk out our electoral tactical line on the basis of state-based political ground realities according to the political line adopted in our party congress,” Yechury said.