Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CPM warns its cadres against overconfidence

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM has asked its cadres not to be overconfident about its civic poll victory, though it had won 65 per cent seats in the election. “The victory is not by a big margin; when the left got 41.8 percent votes, UDF got 40.23 percent votes,” pointed out CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan while explaining the decisions of the party State committee meeting.   

“In the civic polls, BJP got 14.21 percent vote. In the 2011 Assembly election, UDF got only 0.9 per cent more votes than what the LDF got. At that time the UDF got 72 seats when the LDF got 68 seats. Though, now we are in a better position, cadres should be cautious and alert during the election work,” Kodiyeri advised.    

“The opinions that evolved in the International Study Congress will be codified by AKG study research centre and a development document will be published. On the basis of that, party workers will visit houses. Constituency-based development seminars would be held in February. Anyone interested can take part and air their opinion. This time LDF will prepare the manifesto based on people’s opinions. People can say that through the party website,” he said.  

The CPM leader said women’s parliament held in Ernakulam saw the participation of 4500 women. It was a manifestation of women folk’s stand. The party would organise women’s parliament district/constituency wise. The party’s vision is also to transform Kerala into a women-friendly state.

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