Corruption has affected CPI(M) rank, file: Buddhadeb
West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has admitted that corruption has influenced CPI(M) rank and file and some of its leaders are behaving like "local kings" who do not go to the people.
New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has admitted corruption has influenced
CPI(M) rank and file and some of its leaders are behaving like
"local kings" who do not go to the people.
"We are living in a society which is basically corrupt"
and it had influenced "our leaders and our boys" too, he said
adding, however, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress was
not the change Bengal needed as they "do not have any
programme or policy".
"Some (CPI-M) leaders are behaving like local kings. They
don`t go to the people, they just dictate. We are sorting out
these problems. We have identified a good number of leaders,
we have warned them, we have punished them", he told `Malayala
Manorama` newspaper in an exclusive interview.
The Chief Minister said there was a need to improve the
quality and ideological understanding of the comrades. "I
don`t think everything has gone wrong. But we have to change,
No doubt about it", he said.
Asked whether he had offered to resign earlier following
electoral setbacks, he answered in the negative and said it
was not a question of an individual`s resignation.
He dismissed reports linking his absence at CPI(M)
leadership meetings in New Delhi to the party`s Bengal unit`s
unhappiness with the central leadership and said he never
skipped any deliberations deliberately.