CPI(M) to go back to the masses: Karat

The CPI(M) decided to `go back to the masses and to work among the people in a correct manner`.

Kolkata: CPI(M) general secretary Prakash
Karat on Sunday said that the party in West Bengal would have to
re-establish connect with the people and to reorganise itself
after the drubbing in the state Assembly elections at the
hands of Trinamool Congress-Congress combine.

The CPI(M), which had evidently lost touch with the
general masses and failed to assess what they wanted, today
decided to "go back to the masses and to work among the people
in a correct manner".

Karat, who attended a two-day West Bengal state
committee meeting of CPI(M) as a special invitee to discuss
the reasons of the dismal results of the CPI(M)-led Left
Front, said, "We have to delve deeper to scrutinise the
reasons for which people voted for a change."

The party is likely to discuss the issue threadbare
in the Central Committee meeting at Hyderabad next week.

"We are faced with adverse reactions at this point,
but we should also not forget our achievements in the over
three decades of rule in the state," he said.

Party state secretary Biman Bose said though the Left
Front has got the support of over 41 per cent voters, still
the slogan for change emerged victorious.

He also said that a deeper analysis of the reasons for
the loss would be made.

Bose, however, admitted that "the party had not been
able to overcome the political, administrative and
organisational weaknesses that had been talked of after the
2009 Lok Sabha elections."

The Front had done badly in the Lok Sabha polls with
the CPI(M) bagging just nine seats of the Front`s total of 15
seats in West Bengal.

"However, it is not that all is lost. We have to fight
back and inch ahead towards regaining the support of the
people who had not voted for us," Bose, who is also the Left
Front chairman in the state, added.


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