CPI(M) is having a rethink : Yechury
By Our Correspondent, 08/09/2017, Agartala

CPI(M) may have a rethink on its tactical line ahead of the 2019 general elections in view of changes in the "concrete conditions" in the national political scenario, party general secretary Sitaram Yechury has said.The change in the party's political-tactical line may come at its next congress, scheduled to be held in April next year."The concrete conditions have changed since 2015 and we will meet in 2018 again...The basic essential element of Marxism is concrete analysis of concrete conditions.

"Conditions have changed, so our analysis and alignment accordingly will change," Yechury told reporters after a meeting of the party Politburo .The 22nd Party Congress, the CPI(M)'s highest decision- making forum, is scheduled to be held between April 18 and April 22 next year.The next Lok Sabha election is slated for 2019.Yechury said the Politburo discussed preparations for the Party Congress.On the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, Yechury said it was an expression of rising fascistic tendencies.He also reiterated the party's position that there should be a ban on cow vigilantes who take law into their hands.