Kolkata: Blaming Marxism for the spread of
violence as well as Maoism in the country, Senior BJP leader L
K Advani Tuesday said time had come for the end of Left Front`s
"misrule" in West Bengal.
"You have tolerated a Marxist misrule for long. The
time has now come when Bengal will get rid of the Marxists,"
Advani told a rally here.
He said Marxists used to say that "sun would never set
on their sphere of influence", but now they are in a bad
shape. "Marxism has spelt doom for many."
Observing that he had witnessed many turns of history in
his lifetime, the former deputy prime minister said, "I
imagine I will see a different government in the state when I
visit West Bengal after the month of May."
Claiming that Maoism stemmed from Marxist thoughts, he
said, "Marxism was responsible for the spread of violence in
the country. He said that because of Marxism, Maoism has
Advani said that the fall of the former USSR showed
that Marxism has no future. "Marxism has no steam any longer.
The future lies only in democracy and development."
The rally, which in effect marked the launch of BJP`s
campaign for the Assembly election, was attended by party
president Nitin Gadkari, his predecessor Rajnath Singh and
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, besides
Chief Minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda, his Karnataka
counterpart Y S Yeddyurappa, Uttarakhand counterpart Romesh
Pokhrial and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh also
addressed the rally, which was a culmination of the yatra
taken out by the party`s West Bengal unit from Cooch Behar
against the CPI(M).