Thiruvananthapuram: The state unit of the CPM is deeply worried over the fact whether it will be able to host the state conference and the party congress as per the original schedule.
The CPM State conference is to be held in Kochi from March 1 to 4 whereas the Party Congress will be held in Kannur from April 6 to 10.
If the COVID situation persists in the same way, there will be limitations on the part of the CPM to hold its state conference. In the case of the party congress, the CPM also has to take into account the COVID situation in other states since hundreds of delegates from different parts of the country will converge in Kannur.
The delegates for the state conference have already been elected at the party district conferences. With the members of the existing state committee joining these delegates from the districts , almost 400 delegates are expected to attend the party state conference.
According to party insiders, a decision on the conduct of the state conference will be taken after reviewing the COVID situation from time to time.
It is understood that with regard to the state conference and party congress, the CPM is not ready to invite the kind of controversies it received for deciding to conduct some of the district conferences amidst the grave COVID situation.
CPM secretariat meet on Jan 25
The CPM state secretariat meeting to be held on January 25 will decide among other things the fixing of a new date for the party's Alappuzha district conference. The secretariat meeting will also review the conduct of party district conferences held so far.
CPI treads a different path
Communist Party of India (CPI), which usually conducts party conferences along with CPM, earlier itself postponed the schedule for inner party meetings this time in view of the tough COVID situation and the Assembly polls in four States. CPI's Party Congress will be held in October.