Wednesday, April 09, 2008

CPI(M)- BJP alliance?

During the recently concluded CPI(M) congress ,Polit Bureau member S Ramachandran Pillai put forth a weird line of reasoning for opposing the Congress tooth and nail at the centre while allying with it in Tamil Nadu.

To a question on aligning with DMK-led Front in Tamil Nadu, in which the Congress is also an ally, Pillai said the CPI(M) has relationship only with the DMK and has no truck with Congress in the state
Lovely logic. Is the CPI(M) ready to join a AIADMK-BJP alliance? It can have its "relationship" with the AIADMK and still have "no truck" with the BJP.


Anonymous said...

It is happening!!

Tibet issue

The Hindu’s bias in favour of the Chinese Government in its editorial on Tibet (March 28, 2008) is dismaying. The reasons behind the recent demonstrations by Tibetans are transparent. You speak of sustained growth, omitting the fact that Han Chinese control the economy, party and government. Impartial observers have documented the onslaught on natural resources, the repression of Buddhism, the enforced denunciations of the Dalai Lama. The subjugation of Tibet is most evident in re-settlement policy.

In 1952, Chairman Mao complained that there were “hardly any Han in Tibet.” By 1953, there were 100,000 Chinese in the province of Qinghai, the renamed eastern Tibetan province of Amdo. In 1985, there were 2.5 million Chinese and 750,000 Tibetans in Qinghai. By the 2000 census, only 20 per cent of Qinghai’s population was Tibetan.

This demographic engineering undermines the comparison you draw between Tibet and Kashmir. Right-wing groups in India have long demanded the re-settlement of the Kashmir Valley. However, Article 370 disallows non-state subjects from buying land; and it is to allay Kashmiri anxieties that New Delhi has not granted autonomy or separate statehood for Ladakh and Jammu.

Beijing’s abusive denunciations of the Dalai Lama and its stonewalling of his proposals make it difficult to accept their sincerity. A just solution “within the framework of one China” is precisely what the Dalai Lama has pursued.

Sonia Jabbar, Ramachandra Guha, Mukul Kesavan, Madhu Sarin, Jyotirmaya Sharma, Dilip Simeon, Tenzin Sonam, & Shashi Tharoor

Anonymous said...

Yechuri, Manchurian Viceroy of India

India must ensure safety of Olympic torch: Left

New Delhi, IANS:

"The government must adhere to its commitments and see to it that there are no disruptions," said Sitaram Yechury, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member.

India's communist parties on Wednesday asked the government to stick to its commitment and ensure that the Olympic torch has a safe and full passage through the country.

"The government must adhere to its commitments and see to it that there are no disruptions," said Sitaram Yechury, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member.

The Indian government has assured that it would make "all possible arrangements" to ensure the safety of the Olympic torch during its passage through the country April 17 after Beijing expressed concern about Tibetan protesters targeting the flame.

Yechury's comments came in the wake of apprehensions that Tibetan protesters may force authorities to scrap the Olympic procession altogether.

The route for the procession has already been shortened. The India journey of the Olympic torch, which had been scheduled from the Red Fort for about nine kilometres, has reportedly been truncated to a mere two to three kilometres.

Dirt Digger said...

The CPM's statements are like a hungry vegetarian justifying eating chicken curry by saying that he digested only the curry and had no truck with the chicken.
Way to go comrades.