He, however, noted that any decision taken in haste would send out a wrong message to the party workers.

"An in-depth discussion will be held in the Central Committee meet over the questions raised over the party's political, organisational issues," Karat said while addressing the concluding session of the two-day state committee meeting.

"The party needs to give a patient hearing to the criticism of party workers and masses and we need to take lessons from it," he added.

A veteran state committee member pointed out that leaders representing different districts have in the meeting questioned the present leadership and stressed on the need for change after the disastrous performance in the recently-concluded general elections.

Leaders have questioned the role of state secretary Biman Bose, former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and state opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra for failing to provide leadership to the party in the time of crisis.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and another politburo member Sitaram Yechury were present in the meeting.

"The call of Third Front with regional parties just before elections didn't find any takers among the masses just like 2009. The party line by the top leadership didn't find any takers as the Third front failed to provide any alternative to the corrupt UPA regime," another leader said.

(Agencies)

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