CPI went into terminal decline when it compromised with the Congress in 1969-1970. In 2016, CPM is being destroyed because it abandoned principle in search of a cheap return ticket to power.
Within hours of the debacle, the Sitaram Yechury-Prakash Karat fault line in the CPM deepened with Karat making clear that the electoral tie-up in West Bengal was “their tactics” and did not have approval of the the party central leadership.
In the 2011 elections, TMC had a 39 per cent vote share — as did the combined vote shares of the Congress and Left.
On the Narada sting operation, Yechury alleged that it could not have happened without the patronisation of the party leadership.
Yechury wrote to the poll panel registering “strong condemnation over the continued violence, terror and intimidation unleashed by the ruling Trinamool Congress party in West Bengal”.
The rally would be organised at Shibpur off GT Road near Aloka Cinema Hall at 6 pm.
Later in the day, nearly 30,000 agitating farmers occupy the main Nashik bus stand square, leading to a complete blockade of traffic around the city.
The Maharashtra Rajya Kisan Sabha said it was mobilising as many as 1 lakh farmers for the indefinite agitation starting with a rally on Tuesday.
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said: “To insist that nationalism means only the slogan (Bharat Mata Ki Jai) that they want people to raise is very clearly an unfortunate replay of how (Adolf) Hitler used nationalism for the rise of fascism in Germany.”
A day after the Opposition embarrassed the government, forcing passage of an amendment to the President’s Address, it scuttled the government’s plan to table the Aadhar Bill in Rajya Sabha next week.
Government wants to make every argumentative Indian a seditious Indian, says D Raja.
A forensic probe ordered by Delhi government on certain footages found that two of the videos were “manipulated” where voices of persons not present in the clips were added.
“During the course of the discussions on February 26, the Minister for HRD made completely baseless allegations against me imputing motives that are completely false”, he said.
The event will be a combination of panel discussions, talks and cultural expressions of harmony, solidarity and protests expressed through music, dance, painting and street plays.
Delhi Police is likely to rope in the Cyber Cell of the Economic Offences Wing to trace the numbers.