New Delhi: The dismal performance in the West Bengal and Kerala Assembly polls has given some serious issues to the Communist Party of India (M) think-tank to ponder upon. Alarmed by the changing political equations not only in West Bengal but in the entire nation, CPI (M) has decided to reflect faith in young turks to fillip the party base.

The recent debacles have also compelled the CPI (M) to review and revise its ideology. Following several rounds of parleys amongst the party seniors, the decision has been taken to give priority to youths as they constitute over 40 percent of the country’s population.

During the three-day meeting of central committee it has been proposed that no Secretary from the lower level to top level will be selected for more than three tenures. Each tenure is of three years.

CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat said, “The new system will not only boost the collective functioning but also pave the way for new leadership to lead from the front.”

“The first round of meeting will be held to discuss making changes in the party ideology. In January, the central committee will consider its draft. Following which, the same will be placed before the party congress for its approval,” added general secretary.

The matter pertaining to West Bengal, Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) clamped in Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur and Lokpal were discussed during the three-day meeting.

Opposing the AFSPA, Karat said, “It violates the fundamental rights of the people in states. Therefore, it will have to be repealed in phase manner.”

The CPI (M) leader also criticized Mamata Banerjee government in WB. He opined that democratic rights have been attacked during the six-month of Trinamool Congress regime in the state.

The Opposition workers are being tortured, while all the rules and regulations of the universities are being annulled unilaterally, added the Left Front leader.

Party general secretary also warned the Centre of giving bailout package to the cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines.

JPN/Bureau