11 July : The CPI(M) Polit Bureau met in New Delhi on Saturday ahead of the crucial Central Committee meeting which will try to find an end to the “disunity” in its Kerala unit where its top state leaders V S Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan are on a war path. The PB meeting was attended by party General Secretary Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury, M K Pandhe, Brinda Karat, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, S Ramachandran Pillai, Manick Sarkar and Biman Bose among others.
“The meeting of the Polit Bureau comes ahead of the Central Committee meeting. This meeting will discuss the agenda of the Central Committee meeting,” a senior party leader said.
Battling serious infighting in its Kerala unit, the CPI(M) Polit Bureau last week was understood to have taken a decision to discipline Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and his detractor Pinarayi Vijayan.
The PB had then decided to forward the “proposals” which it finalised during the meeting to the Central Committee.