Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has taken yet another jibe at the ruling communists by calling Marxism a “dead horse”, in a tweet recently.
He added that the Soviet Union’s fall testified to the futility of the ideology, as did the free-market-economy approach being followed by China.
He tweeted, “A dead horse lk Marxism can’t be flogged back to life. It’s not fr no reason that USSR folded up and China took Deng’s free-enterprise route [A dead horse like Marxism cannot be flogged back to life. It’s not for no reason that USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) folded up and China took Deng’s free-entrepreneur’s route.]”
A senior CPM leader criticised the governor’s statement. He said that a person in his position should remain apolitical. “The Marxists don’t need certificates from him,” he added.
This is not the first that the governor’s statements have attracted controversy.
Earlier he had also tweeted, “Intelligence should keep a tab on all (except relatives and close friends) who assembled at Yakub Memon’s funeral. Many are potential terrorists.”
Some of his other controversial tweets are on Islamic fundamentalism, love jihad, exodus of Kashmiri Pandits and the ‘misdeeds of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru’.