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HYDERABAD: The deep divide within the CPM came out in the open yet again as party general secretary Sitaram Yechury was not allowed to table the draft political resolution, one of the most important documents, at the party Congress which got under way here on Wednesday.
The resolution, cleared by the Central Committee in January, was instead presented by Yechury’s predecessor Prakash Karat in what was seen as an unusual break from the convention of the party general secretary tabling the draft resolution and throwing it open for debate and discussion.

Yechury, however, tabled the minority view on the political resolution, the one he had proposed and which was rejected at the January meet. The Central Committee also accepted 286 amendments to the draft political resolution, discussions on which will begin on Thursday. The resolution, once adopted will spell out the Left party’s tactical political line, seen as critical in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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