Left will introspect on poll debacle: Karat

The CPI(M) general secretary said people of West Bengal and Kerala have voted for a change.

Updated: May 16, 2011, 17:45 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Accepting the verdict in West Bengal and Kerala, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Monday said the party will introspect on its loss.

“The people of West Bengal and Kerala have voted for a change. The Left Front is accepting the mandate of the people with full humility,” he said.

Karat was addressing a press conference after the CPI(M)politburo meeting here in Delhi.
The CPI(M)general secretary asked the Trinamool Congress to act on its promises of not attacking its political opponents.

“The Trinaomool Congress should fulfill the commitments made after the poll that they should not attack their political opponents. The state government should ensure that the promises should be translated into actions,” Karat said.

The CPI(M)general secretary said that local offices of the party in West Bengal were attacked in the last two days. Two party cadres were attacked meanwhile. Karat smacks Trinamool’s hand in this attack.
The CPI(M)general secretary lashed out at the Congress-led UPA government for the hike in petrol prices and demanded an immediate roll back.

Karat welcomed the recent Supreme Court verdict of setting aside the disqualification of 16 rebel MLAs in Karnataka. He, however, said that the Governor’s recommendation for imposition of President’s rule is unwanted.

“The only course open for the corruption-ridden BJP regime in Karnataka is to submit its resignation”, he said.