KOLKATA, 3 Jan 2009: With the CPI(M) politburo all set to go for a third front in the coming Lok Sabha election, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat, politburo members Sitaram Yechury and Brinda Karat came to Kolkata on Friday to finetune the party strategy. Both Karats and Yechury will attend the state secretariat meeting on Saturday. They will also have a discussion with the politburo members from West Bengal. The party's three-day central committee meeting is scheduled to begin in Cochin on January 8.
On Friday, CPI(M) state secretary Biman Basu had been to Nadia, where he announced disciplinary steps against party MP Alokesh Das. Das has been removed from the CPI(M)'s Nadia district secretariat, based on the findings of a disciplinary committee, headed by Nirupam Sen