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Left Front allies conspiring against us: CPI(M)

In a sensational allegation, the CPI(M) has alleged that three Front allies have launched a conspiring against the party, reports Aloke Banerjee.

kolkata Updated: Apr 15, 2007 00:40 IST
Aloke Banerjee
Aloke Banerjee

In a sensational allegation, which has every potential to rock the Left Front, the CPI(M) has alleged that three Front allies have launched a conspiring against the party and are “strengthening the hands of reactionary forces.”

In its latest “party letter” – a secret inner party note meant only for party members – the CPI(M) also said the three Left Front partners were trying to build a “Front within a Front” to corner the Marxists before the 2008 panchayat polls.

“It is true that some of the allies of Left Front are playing a role which is strengthening the hands of reactionary forces and confusing common people,” the CPI(M) said in the party letter. “It is necessary to understand that all the reactionary forces will meticulously plan to disturb the law and order situation in the state before the 2008 panchayat election,” it said.

Aware that the CPI, RSP and the Forward Bloc, which had held secret meetings after the Nandigram mayhem without even caring to inform the CPI(M), the party letter also said, “Three Left Front constituents are trying to build a Front within the Front to put our party in a fix and to tarnish the image of the Left Front.”

The CPI, RSP and the Forward Bloc, who refused to go on record till the contents of the document became public, expressed “serious concern” over the “attitude” of the CPI(M) towards its Left allies.

“We had shed blood to form the Left Front not to break it. If the CPI(M) thinks that we are strengthening reactionary forces, it is most unfortunate,” said a senior RSP leader. “We had said that the state government had made mistakes in Nandigram. The CPI(M) too admitted it later. Our stand actually saved the Left Front from further isolation, observed a CPI leader.

In the party letter, the also CPI(M) sharply criticized the judiciary and observed that its role “is often turning out to be dangerous for the democratic system of the country.” Even though the investigating agencies found that protesting villagers in Nandigram did not use fire arms, the party letter said, “Bhumi Uchhed Protirodh Committee pelted stones and used bombs, shot guns and even large fore arms,” and the police had no option but to open fire.

Meanwhile, speaking during a seminar organised by Bharat Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, CITU state general secretary Kali Ghosh alleged that the judiciary was playing a proactive role and was curtailing the rights of the workers guaranteed by the Constitution and ILO Convention.

First Published: Apr 15, 2007 00:38 IST

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