CPM in introspection mode

In a crucial politburo meeting, the  two -term  general  secretary, Prakash Karat  had to face the insipid attacks  from his detractors on the defeat in the recent Assembly elections in the absence of  former chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya. “ I have come to listen to all of you as to what went wrong for getting  such a drubbing,” he said.

The volatile and articulate politburo member of the party, Sitaram Yechury said, “Discussions have begun now on the reports from all states, including Kerala and West Bengal. Issue is not just the defeat, but an effort to find the root cause of the debacle.” “Both the highly-placed policy making bodies of our party are reviewing the current political situation in the country and also the failure of the UPA to find a solution to end corruption in administration and also get back the black money hoarded abroad,” Yechury added.

The party is likely to make an announcement after the end of the three-day deliberations on Sunday.

Meanwhile, CPM politburo member and Left Front chairman in West Bengal Biman Bose slammed the Mamata Banarjee-led government over an ordinance for returning the land to farmers in Singur.  “When Assembly is in session, an ordinance cannot be passed,” Bose told reporters.

The state government is keen to reclaim 400 acres of the land in the deserted Tata Motors site in Singur. Party sources said  the issues like change of leadership,  accountability for the poll debacle and term of the general secretary will be discussed in the Party Congress scheduled to be held in  2012 .

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