The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in Kolkata on November 14-15, 2003. It has adopted the following resolution :
On Andhra Pradesh Elections
The CPI(M) in Andhra Pradesh will work for the defeat of the TDP-BJP alliance in the forthcoming assembly elections. For this, the Andhra Pradesh State Committee will contest only in seats where we have an effective presence. We appeal to all secular and democratic forces to support our candidates just as we will be extending support to the candidates of the left and secular parties who can defeat the TDP-BJP in areas where we are not contesting. The Party will conduct an independent campaign in the entire state to mobilise the people against the TDP-BJP combine.