Sparks fly at Bengal CPM meet

Red alert: Members want green signal to resist TMC terror

Sparks fly at Bengal CPM meet

A section of senior party members was reported to have vented their ire against the CPM all India general secretary Prakash Karat for his stand on the nuclear deal that failed to cut ice with the Bengal electorate. Even the industrialisation drive and the subsequent rush of the Buddhadev Bhattacherjee Government in acquiring land also came in for sharp criticism, it was learnt. Interestingly, neither Karat nor Sitaram Yechury who was also present, was willing to brief the media, leaving it to the local leaders to talk to the reporters.

Some members also raised the recent spate of disturbances in some parts of the State where the opposition Trinamool Congress activists were on the rampage in the Marxist strongholds and urged the green signal of the party top brass to encourage ‘resistance’ efforts. They were also critical about the role of a section of the police and alleged that they were in fact siding with the Oppositon. 

However, since any such ‘resistance’ might lead to civil war, the state committee decided to step up movements throughout the State against what the party described as reign of terror allegedly unleased by the TMC in various parts of the State in the wake of the latter’s unprecedented victory in the Lok Sabha polls.

“We’ve decided to depend on the State administration to control the law and order as a large number of our party workers have fled their homes following the TMC-sponsored terror,” state CPM spokesman Rabin Deb told newsmen here at the end of the two-day state committee meeting which was attended by the Politburo member S R Pillai among others.

Utter failure

Meanwhile, Union Minister of state for Tourism Sultan Ahmed on Friday lashed out at the West Bengal government for its “utter failure” to boost the tourism sector and make the State more attractive to the tourists.

“The state government failed to provide even basic facilities to the tourists, including road connectivity, proper guidance, hospitality, rest rooms and sanitation,” Mr Ahmed told reporters at a tourism fair here.

Expressing his displeasure over absence of West Bengal in the tourism fair, he said “I will ask my officers to find out why the West Bengal government did not participate in the tourism fair where several other states and countries like China and Malaysia took part.”
“If China can come to India to sell their tourism potential, why should we lag behind in marketing our products in China,” the minister wondered.

DH News Service

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