Kolkata: The defeat of the Left Front in the last Assembly elections which overthrew the CPM-led front from the over 3-decade old regime in West Bengal, has now forced the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to undergo an overhauling of the party structure.

The leader of the opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suryakant Mishra is expected to be incorporated into the Politburo, peeping over the former Housing Minister and eminent CPM leader, Gautam Deb, who is also in the reckoning.

According to the sources, the party is making all efforts to rejuvenate its ranks after the historic drubbing in the elections.

To get hold of the situation, Suryakant Mishra was made the leader of opposition who has been keeping up with the expectations to a good extent. Since he has been playing an active role in the various party functions and movements, he is being considered for the Politburo.

It is noteworthy that Gautam Deb had also acquired a similar image before the elections by motivating the comrades, but he went in to the background after the defeat in the elections.

Now while the party has decided to incorporate youth, Mishra seems to satisfy the norms with his sprawling energy.

Meanwhile, CPI (M) State Secretary Biman Bose has declared to give an opportunity to the youngsters at the lower level of the party to head the party conferences.

According to the party sources, citing the attack on party cadres, the party has decided to call off the branch conference. The possibility of division in the lower level organizational conferences held at North 24 Parganas was dismissed in the presence of Biman Bose.

Bose has been involved in organizing conferences with everyone’s consent and electing organizational heads.

The party congress of the CPI is to be held next year in February in which new comrades will be handed over the responsibility.

JPN/Bureau