Marxists attack Modi and Mamata, go soft on Congress

Party general secretary Prakash Karat also warned of a possible Modi-Mamata alliance at the Centre after the elections.

Kolkata | Updated: February 9, 2014 9:07 pm
CPI(M) General Secretary,Prakash Karat and former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at Left Front rally in Kolkata. (PTI) CPI(M) General Secretary,Prakash Karat and former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at Left Front rally in Kolkata. (PTI)

The Left Front leadership – architects of a Third Front, on Sunday warned the people against being lured by the “double laddoo” offer of a Modi-Mamata combination in the Lok Sabha polls. “You will regret if you go for the Modi laddoo in one hand ( Modi government at the centre) and the Mamata laddoo (state government) in the other, said CPI(M) politburo member and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at a mammoth Brigade Parade Ground rally today in Kolkata.

Party general secretary Prakash Karat also warned of a possible Modi-Mamata alliance at the Centre after the elections.

“Here from this ground Narendra Modi ji has invited Mamata ji to have an alliance with the BJP. She was a minister in the Vajpayee government from 1999 to 2001 and in 2002 Modi became chief minister of Gujarat. After that she became a minister again in the Vajpayee government. Then in 2009 she became an ally of the Congress. Now her turn has again come to join hands with BJP, which she will do,” Karat said at the rally, attended by at least 3 lakh people.

By raising the name of Modi repeatedly and by aligning Mamata Banerjee with the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, the Left speakers obviously pitched for the huge Muslim electorate from West Bengal (over 28%) for their share of votes.

Karat also said that there was no distinction in the economic policies of the Congress and the BJP while vouching that the Third Front mooted by the Left will give people a viable alternative.

One striking feature of the rally was that the speakers were evidently soft on the Congress and spared it from much criticism. The Congress leadership like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi’s names virtually did not feature in the speeches of the Left leaders, while Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee were distinctly the prime targets of the attack.

Criticising Modi for his statement that a Third Front government would be a third rate government, Karat said it would be just the other way round.

“Third is above second and a Third front Government, which we are working on, will in fact be a first rate one. We will see where Modi will be after elections, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar or Uttar Pradesh. We will meet after the Parliament session, finalise our policies and place them before the people soon,” Karat said.

Further, Karat said that Modi’s Gujarat Model would spell disaster for the country. “They gave all benefits to big industries and the poor suffered. That is the Gujarat model. Two thousands Muslims died in the riots of 2002. That is Gujarat model. People should be cautious of this model,” Karat said.

It was here on February 5 that Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally in which he exhorted people to vote for him so that he could work for the people of Bengal from Delhi, while Mamata would continue from here.

Blaming the TMC government for the lawlessness in the state, Karat said his head hung in shame when he hears about atrocities meted out to women in Bengal. “Here not only the honour of women is looted, votes are also looted,” Karat said.

Left Front chairman Biman Bose, in his speech blamed Mamata for helping Jamat-e-Islami of Bangladesh indirectly and thus weakening secular forces of that country.

“She did not accompany Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh to sign the Teesta accord. She also did not sign the accord on enclaves. All these weakened the hands of Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina and strengthened the Jamat,” Bose said.

Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly and politburo member Suryakanta Mishra issued a ‘chargesheet’ against the state government alleging it had failed in all fronts. He alleged that Mamata was just squandering public money away and she would have to answer for that.

Other Left leaders also alleged that funds of Sharada Group are now with the ruling party, which was using them to indulge in horse-trading, like the one that took place during the Rajya Sabha elections on February 7. Mukul Roy, the Trinamool Congress general secretary however, described the day’s Brigade rally of the Left Front as “directionless” and “meaningless”.

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    karan jairath
    Jun 7, 2015 at 1:35 am
    Another mention about Gujarat model and riots....no agenda of their own.....no brains at work
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      Amrish
      Feb 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm
      Arm Chair commies..no real ideology..just bull
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        Amrish
        Feb 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm
        Arm Chair commies..no real ideology..just bull
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          Brijkhanna
          Feb 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm
          Marxists are perhaps looking forward 1967 like position when they were influencing Mrs Indra hi economic policies. India do not want to be an extended territory of your Mother Country China.
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            Brijkhanna
            Feb 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm
            Marxists are perhaps looking forward 1967 like position when they were influencing Mrs Indra hi economic policies. India do not want to be an extended territory of your Mother Country China.
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              seshadri
              Feb 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm
              why the communist is so scared of Modi wave. Modi Laddoo is sweet always. Does communist wants Mamata to join 3rd front. Annaji already proposed Mamata for PM no Mr.Karat or Mr.Bharadhan nor Mr.Kejriwal. Modis Gujarat Model good for the country but your policies made many industries closed many lost jobs and your inclination towards china already seen in the boarder you have not even said anything about despite TV channels repeatedly showing chinas incursion. You have no vote percentage to contest in the elections independently 534 seats. Form government but you always gallop according to your convenient with earlier congress now third front. First have self interospection. Earlier communist great leaders did not have cars bungalows but they sacrificed their life period for the welfare of the people and the nation. But you are all now a days against the earlier great communist leaders. Sorry. I am not hurting anybodys sentiments but fact remains there. Truth always prevails untruth.
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                seshadri
                Feb 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm
                why the communist is so scared of Modi wave. Modi Laddoo is sweet always. Does communist wants Mamata to join 3rd front. Annaji already proposed Mamata for PM no Mr.Karat or Mr.Bharadhan nor Mr.Kejriwal. Modis Gujarat Model good for the country but your policies made many industries closed many lost jobs and your inclination towards china already seen in the boarder you have not even said anything about despite TV channels repeatedly showing chinas incursion. You have no vote percentage to contest in the elections independently 534 seats. Form government but you always gallop according to your convenient with earlier congress now third front. First have self interospection. Earlier communist great leaders did not have cars bungalows but they sacrificed their life period for the welfare of the people and the nation. But you are all now a days against the earlier great communist leaders. Sorry. I am not hurting anybodys sentiments but fact remains there. Truth always prevails untruth.
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                  Mittal
                  Feb 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm
                  The Left Front was in power in Bengal for 34 years. The result is for every one to see! The Communists believe in grabbing power by force ("Power flows from the barrel of a gun" - Mao Tse-Tung) and the Left sta in power in Bengal by rigging elections and terrorizing the mes. The CPM cadres ran a parallel administration, the schools and colleges were thoroughly politicized to systematically ruin the education system, the govt. offices and public-work departments reeked of inefficiency and corruption, and the state govt. ran a Ponzi scheme to fund its expenses by taking one loan to pay-off another, thus aculating public debts of over 2 lakh crores. From a pole position 40 yrs ago, Bengal today lags other states in almost all development parameters, millions leave the state every year in search of a livelihood, thanks to the CPM's 'revolutionary' policies. The "best and the brightest" left the state, and the average pursued careers in hotel management and Medical Representatives. The luckier ones with political connections could get a job of a clerk in some state department. Commies only raise slogans to hoodwink people. They have murdered thousands of their political opponents in Bengal over the past three decades; anybody who dared to oppose them were simply annihilated. Yet they call Modi a murderer. They started the culture of violent politics in India. The last state elections were fair because of unprecedented security arranged by the Election Commission. They glorify poverty because for CPM, "poverty is business." Poverty breeds illiteracy (education is luxury for the poor), which is good for the Communists because illiterate people don't ask too many questions. If there is no poor, there won't be any vulnerable people to exploit and made to buy their theory.
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                    Mittal
                    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm
                    The Left Front was in power in Bengal for 34 years. The result is for every one to see! The Communists believe in grabbing power by force ("Power flows from the barrel of a gun" - Mao Tse-Tung) and the Left sta in power in Bengal by rigging elections and terrorizing the mes. The CPM cadres ran a parallel administration, the schools and colleges were thoroughly politicized to systematically ruin the education system, the govt. offices and public-work departments reeked of inefficiency and corruption, and the state govt. ran a Ponzi scheme to fund its expenses by taking one loan to pay-off another, thus aculating public debts of over 2 lakh crores. From a pole position 40 yrs ago, Bengal today lags other states in almost all development parameters, millions leave the state every year in search of a livelihood, thanks to the CPM's 'revolutionary' policies. The "best and the brightest" left the state, and the average pursued careers in hotel management and Medical Representatives. The luckier ones with political connections could get a job of a clerk in some state department. Commies only raise slogans to hoodwink people. They have murdered thousands of their political opponents in Bengal over the past three decades; anybody who dared to oppose them were simply annihilated. Yet they call Modi a murderer. They started the culture of violent politics in India. The last state elections were fair because of unprecedented security arranged by the Election Commission. They glorify poverty because for CPM, "poverty is business." Poverty breeds illiteracy (education is luxury for the poor), which is good for the Communists because illiterate people don't ask too many questions. If there is no poor, there won't be any vulnerable people to exploit and made to buy their theory.
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                      rashtrawadi
                      Feb 10, 2014 at 8:35 am
                      Every body has his own axe to grind , so are the communists in India. They want to complete their job in West Bengal.
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