Buddhadeb skips politburo meet in New DelhiJune 5th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee didn’t attend the politburo meet of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which commenced here on Saturday after the party’s defeat in West Bengal’s civic body polls.
Senior CPI-M leaders including party’s General Secretary Prakash Karat, and other polit bureau members Brinda Karat, Biman Bose, Manik Sarkar, MK Pandhe and Sitaram Yechury participated in the discussions which will resume on Sunday.
Bhattacharjee was conspicuous by his absence.
Yechury, a politburo member, denied the two-day politburo meet would introspect on the party’s dismal show in the recent civic polls held in West Bengal.
“We will come back to you with what we have decided. There was a preliminary report on the municipal elections in West Bengal but the politburo decided that it would go into a review of these elections after the state committee makes its review. The state committee is to make its review during this month and once that is done, the politburo would go into that matter,” he said.
The agenda of the meet is to discuss the preparations for the extended Central Committee meeting to be held in Vijayawada city in August.
Party Secretary Biman Bose brushed aside media reports that the civic body polls were a precursor to the state polls next year.
“We do not believe in concepts of semi-final and final. We are not sportsmen, and elections are not a sport. Those who take part in elections are not playing a game,” chided Bose.
In the municipal elections held across West Bengal on Sunday (May 30), the regional Trinamool Congress party snatched the Kolkata Municipal Corporation from the Left Front and trounced the Marxists in most of the 80 other state municipalities.
In last year’s April/May parliamentary polls, the Communists won just 24 seats, down from its score of 60 in the earlier house.
West Bengal, which has been ruled by the Left Front since 1977, is going to the polls in 2011 to elect a new 294-member assembly. (ANI)
- No question of Buddhadeb resigning: Biman Bose (Lead) - Jun 05, 2010
- CPI-M's Bengal conference to discuss poll debacle - Feb 15, 2012
- Buddhadeb to skip CPI-M politburo meet, focus on law and order (Second Lead) - Jun 04, 2010
- CPI-M politburo meets to discuss poll debacle - Jun 10, 2011
- CPI-M begins introspection on poll debacle (Lead) - Jun 10, 2011
- Buddhadeb skips CPI-M central committee meet - Jul 21, 2010
- Buddhadeb to skip CPI-M politburo meeting (Lead) - Jun 04, 2010
- Buddhadeb to skip CPI-M politburo, central committee meetings - Jun 10, 2011
- Achuthanandan not in politburo, Buddhadeb in - Apr 09, 2012
- Left parties to discuss stand over presidential poll - Jun 21, 2012
- CPI-M hopes Buddhadeb will attend central committee meet - Jul 20, 2010
- CPI-M meet from Friday to discuss assembly polls - Mar 03, 2011
- CPI-M names Achuthanandan, Surayakant Mishra as opposition leaders - May 16, 2011
- CPI-M meet on president poll Thursday - Jun 20, 2012
- Buddhadeb skips CPI-M meet - Apr 03, 2012
Tags: bhattacharjee, biman, bureau members, civic body, civic polls, communist party of india, communist party of india marxist, congress party, municipal elections, parliamentary polls, party secretary, polit bureau, politburo member, prakash karat, sitaram, state committee, state municipalities, state polls, trinamool congress, west bengal