The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Friday will go into a three-day meeting here in the backdrop of the declaration of election to Assemblies of four States, including West Bengal and Kerala, where the party heads the coalition government, and Puducherry.
The State units of the party have held meetings in the run-up to the three-day meeting and would brief the Central Committee on the preparations for the polls, for the committee to discuss and draw up tactics.
There is a feeling that in West Bengal, where the Left Front has been in power for over three decades, the party has begun to recover ground, as compared to its low-end performance during the 2009 Lok Sabha and subsequent local body elections.
In Assam, the alliance may be restricted to the CPI while talks are still on in Tamil Nadu for seat adjustments with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.
Apart from the preparations for these elections, the political focus of the deliberations would be on the charges of corruption against the UPA-II Government, the appointment of a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the 2G Spectrum allocation issue, and the approach towards the General and Railway budgets.
The deliberations would also take a view on the Justice Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana, seeking a clear stand from the government on its implementation or otherwise, and on the ongoing talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom.
The CPI(M) has been critical of the policies of the Manmohan Singh government and some of the proposals unveiled during the budget. These include the proposed direct cash subsidy, the move to allow foreign investment in Mutual Funds and other policies which have their implications on the economy.
At the international level, the deliberations would take stock of the ongoing crisis in Libya and the general unrest in West Asia and the North African region. The CPI(M) on Wednesday opposed any move by the United States to intervene militarily in Libya, stating that it was for the people of Libya to resolve their problems and decide upon the type of political system.