AGARTALA, Jan 17 – Virtually admitting organisational loopholes in the party’s rank and file, the CPM in Tripura has decided to discuss the party’s weaknesses threadbare and find remedial measures in the State committee conference beginning here on January 29.
Party’s State unit secretary Bijan Dhar on Sunday said that as many as 572 party members had been expelled till March 2011 for violation of party discipline or diktats.
Addressing a press conference at the party office here, Dhar said altogether 30,000 people belonging to Congress and INPT joined the party fold since 2008. “Around 8,000 party members did not renew their membership”, he said adding “there would be discussion to identify the loopholes in the organisation”.
Though the number of CPM active members stands at 7,915, a total of 512 delegates will take part in the party meeting, he said.
Dhar said that the conference will begin with a rally either at Assam Rifles Ground or Astable ground on January 29. CPM general secretary Prakash Karat, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Tribal Welfare Minister Aghore Debbarma will address the rally.
Political analysts here consider the conference crucial considering the party’s election debacles in West Bengal and Kerala last year. The State conference will be followed by CPM party congress to be held in April at Kojhikode in Kerala.