Monday, June 22, 2009

Home ministry bans CPIM - Chindu does not express surprise

In view of the incidents at Lalgarh, the Home ministry has banned the CPIM after discussions with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.
the Centre acted swiftly, invoking Section 41 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The CPI (Maoist) came into existence following the merger of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), the People’s War Group (PWG) and the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC).

Interestingly while Buddha supports the ban, his party for some vague reason is opposed to it.
Mr. Chidambaram said the Left had taken a view which was not that of the West Bengal government. “I hope distinction between the party and the government is still there in this country. I expect that the Chief Minister will look into the matter,” he said.

Oh and in case you are still confused CPIM in this context refers to the CPI-Maoist party and not the Marxist party which is the bulwark of the Left. Sorry for the disappointment.

1 comment:

Dhiraj said...

LIC on twitter.

can we spam him with tweets?