Trinamool Congress trying to isolate party workers from aam aadmi: Sitaram Yechury


The CPM on Thursday said attempts were being made by the ruling Trinamool Congress to isolate party workers from the common people. "Our party is facing unprecedented attacks from the ruling party. We are facing such a terrorism now which we did not experience in the 70's. Attacks on our workers are more intense in rural Bengal.

We will have to combat this by organising movements at the grass root level which should be based on the demands of the local people and their problems," CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters here after attending the two-day state committee meeting of the party. 

Replying a question about why the elected representatives of the party were quitting the CPM to join Trinamool Congress, Yechury said, "We will study every cases separately in which our activists have quit CPM to find out real factors responsible for their decision. We will go for case to case study in this regard."  CPM, in statement, also indicated that they might bring some changes in the organisational patterns of the party and abolish some existing party units and merge some committees with others for better functioning of the organisation. 

The party also said that they were taking September 2 general strike called by several trade unions as a challenge to Mamata Banerjee's decision to oppose the same. Party insiders also made it clear that they were trying to identify inactive activists and those who were maintaining rapport with Trinamool Congress secretly for their personal gain. "We will oust such members from our party and we think it will help us to strengthen our organisations. There are some moles in our party whom we want  to identify and throw our from our organisation," said a senior CPIM leader preferring anonymity. 

"We will no longer entertain sleeping members and we have decided to reduce the numbers of our party units for better functioning. We will also introduce stricter norms for inducting new members. We not want small, but effective party units," he added. During the two-day state committee meeting, which was also attended by Prakash Karat along with Yechury, the CPM also discussed the draft resolution for the state party plenum which will take place from September 30. The party will seek opinions from the district committees before presenting the draft in the September state plenum.