Dissident CPM leaders Abdur Rezzak Mollah and former MP Laxman Seth Sunday claimed the party has turned “incompetent and autocratic” and said the prevalent sycophancy culture will bring about its downfall.
“When democracy eludes a party things like red-tapism, one-upmanship and dictatorship takes over. It is at that times that some buffoons call the shots in the party. But this system within the party can’t go on for an indefinite period. Just like the Communist Party in the former USSR, it will crumble down,” former Tamluk MP and Haldia strongman Laxman Seth said. He was speaking at a convention of Samajik Nyay Bichar Mancha, a forum set up by dissident CPM leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah.
Seth compared former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, without taking his name, to King Lear and said he is surrounded by sycophants. He claimed the “present (state) leadership is authoritarian” and did not give him a chance to defend himself.
Meanwhile, dissident MP Abdur Rezzak Mollah accused the party of doing little for the minorities. PTI reported him announcing that Samajik Nyay Bichar Mancha would fight the 2016 Assembly polls in Bengal. He vowed to give the state its first Dalit CM and Muslim deputy chief minister.The CPM, however, refused to comment on the development.
Out of the 114 candidates, 74 of them have declared serious criminal cases against them.