Visakhapatnam: The CPI (M) has been caught in an embarrassment as its draft organisational report to be discussed at the 21st Congress was leaked to a section of media a day before the meeting.
The organisation report has reportedly admitted the party’s failure in dealing with the issues in Kerala unit.
The report said that though the rift in the Kerala unit has almost been solved, the Politburo Commission appointed to probe the issues had failed to find a solution.
As per the CPI (M)’s tradition, the organisational report is to be released to the media after holding a plenum of the party. This is the first time that the party’s organisational report being leaked to the media in such a way.
With senior CPI (M) leader Muhammed Ameen hoisting the flag, the 21st Congress of the party began in the port city in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
As many as 749 delegates, 72 observers and seven special invitees are attending the meet.
Election of a new general secretary is on the agenda of the Party congress. Prakash Karat has already made it clear that he would be replaced at the congress as the party constitution provides for only three terms for a secretary at any level.
The Congress will elect a new central committee, which will then elect a new general secretary. Both Karat and Yechuri have stated that it is for the new central committee to decide who will be the new general secretary.
Merger of two communist parties will not be on the agenda of the CPI-M conclave. Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy has favoured merger. However, the CPI-M congress will discuss how to ensure broad unity among the Left parties on the people's issues rather than merger.