The pro-China leftists led by the CPI-M
supported the JP Movement and saw their own chance in it.
It's not hard to imagine the people's exasperation with the CPI-M
. Surjya Kanta Mishra, the face of the alliance and its chief ministerial candidate, lost by a huge margin.
Lots of reasons can be given to explain CPI-M
's defeat but its down-fall started from Singur, Nandigram and Lalgarh when it was seen by the masses as exploiting the poor and defending the industrialists, like Tata, who was interested in setting-up an auto plant in Bengal.
The rally, which drew thousands of mainly Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters, also saw the participation of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah of National Conference, Sharad Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav of Samajwadi Party, DMK's Kanimozhi, CPI-M
's Sitaram Yechury and rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha among others.
JAAS Tourism in Deira has alleged Benoy Vinodhini Balakrishnan, son of Kerala's ruling party CPI-M
's State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, took bank loans through their account to buy a luxury car and fund his businesses.
Kolkata: The matter of forming an alliance with Congress ahead of the 2016 Assembly poll would be first discussed and debated in the CPI-M
's Bengal unit in January, party general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said.
Half a century after the formation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M
), the curtains are descending on what the comrades once saw as the beginning of a Leftist transformation of India.
The 22-year-old leader of opposition CPI-M
's student wing, Sudipta Gupta, was arrested after a clash with the police, and he later died in a city hospital triggering a row with the men in uniform claiming he fell from a vehicle while the SFI alleged he succumbed to injuries sustained in lathi-charge.
Among others who joined Sushma Swaraj in moving the motions were BJP's Murli Manohar Joshi and Ananth Kumar, CPI-M
's Basudeb Acharia, CPI's Gurudas Dasgupta, AIADMK's M.
The bill was passed in Rajya Sabha after a division sought by CPI-M
's E Kareem was negated.
The meeting, convened by rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav, was attended by CPI-M
's Sitaram Yechury, Samajwadi Party's Dharmendra Yadav, RJD's Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah, NCP's Tariq Anwar, JMM's Sanjeev Kumar besides Chandan Mitra of Trinamool Congress and Danish Ali of Janata Dal-Secular.
's North 24 Parganas leaders claimed their party activist died in Amdanga after he was attacked with crude bombs, there was no police confirmation.