Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Delusional rants

While most newspapers were busy covering Gujjar riots, Chindu looked for "national news" in a CPM conference. This is how it is pushing itself into irrelevance.
Interestingly, most newspapers called the panchayat polls in WB a setback to CPM but CPM and hence Chindu think otherwise in a self-congratulatory mood.
The Hindu : National : CPI(M) asked to take people into confidence
Though the Left Front won a majority of the rural bodies in the panchayat polls the reverses it suffered in certain areas could be attributed partially to the failure to effectively stand up to the tirade against the government’s polices on industrialisation and development as well as the often inadequate response to the “lies and the malicious” campaign launched by the Opposition on these matters, the meeting noted.

What "opportunistic alliance" is Karat talking about here. There were never any pre-poll arrangements. BJP fought a two-way battle with Congress and JD(S). In fact, the only "opportunistic alliance" possible is between Congress and JD(S).
I wonder what they serve at these CPM conferences that these "national leaders" end up hallucinating.

The Hindu : National : A warning to secular parties, says Karat
One aspect of the Karnataka Assembly election was the “opportunistic alliance” of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (Secular), and this would be looked into — along with other issues — when the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) gets to analyse the outcome of the polls, the party’s general secretary, Prakash Karat, said here on Monday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What exactly do these Commie bosses intend to discuss regarding the outcome of the Karnataka elections? If the results indicate any danger to secularism, then why did not the commies themselves contest the elections so as to warn the Karnataka folks ahout the dangers of "communalism"? The next logical step will be to blame it all on the people of Karnataka and a psycholanalysis (a la Gujarat) of the Kannadigas.