In Kannur, Kerala – the home turf of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan – the stage has been set for the conduct of the 23rd party congress of the CPI-M, an event held every three years, where the party sets its agenda and a new leadership to chart its course. Selects.
The mega meeting will start on Wednesday and end on Sunday. General Secretary Sitaram Yechury is sure to be elected for the third and final term, but the focus will be on 8-year-old Pinarayi Vijayan. He is likely to reach a new level that could become unquestionable and the last word in the national team, perhaps not in Kerala.
And how he got there is what he did after becoming Secretary of the State Party in 1998 as a cabinet minister in Ike Nayana’s government. In 2015, he literally held the team tightly in his grip and all the leaders he thought were annoyed were slowly booted.
But his stock soared after taking over as chief minister in 2016 when he led his party to a landslide victory in the second term of the assembly elections in April 2021, even after being surrounded by numerous allegations.
Yechury said at the time, “Have you seen anything like this happen in your lifetime, when the CPI-M government came back to Kerala?”
Yechury’s statement was very clear that the party hates everything for victory, because it has been wiped out in Bengal which they have ruled for more than three decades and are fighting in Tripura and if it had not been for a second term, here, the Red Party would have been. Upset
A media critic, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no doubt that Vijayan had decided everything today in the CPI-M and there was not a single complaint against him so far.
“More than half of the more than 800 delegates present at the party congress are from Kerala and hence call for victory shots and all eyes are on the formation of a strong central committee and party politburo. Don’t be surprised if there are more women in the Central Committee and perhaps in the Politburo and the only question is how many of them will be from Kerala and in all likelihood, this is where the victory will be final, “said the critic.
Vijayan has been in Kannur for the last two days and it has been confirmed that everything is fine for a great success of the party congress.
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