THE Kerala state conference of the CPI(M) that took place in connection with the 23rd Party Congress to be held at Kannur from April 6-10, 2022, was convened from March 1-4, at Marine Drive, Cochin. The conference took place in an atmosphere of euphoria and festivity as it was the first state conference held after the LDF ensured a historic continuity in government for the first time in the history of the state.
The conference was inaugurated on August 1, by Party general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, who spoke about the contemporary international and national situation. He also forcefully underlined the necessity to adopt clear political tactics that would isolate and defeat the BJP, and argued that the CPI(M) in Kerala , which is the backbone of the Left and Democratic movement in India, has a major role to play in the fight against the growing authoritarian and fascistic tendencies. Such a fight is possible only with the emergence of a viable Left and democratic alternative, which is what the CPI(M) and the LDF in Kerala have embarked upon.
At the end of the conference, the delegates elected an 89-member state committee. The state committee met and elected Kodiyeri Balakrishnan as the secretary and a 17-member secretariat with eight new entrants.