Karat to review CPI(M) debacle in WB

CPI(M)`s West Bengal state committee met here with party general secretary Prakash Karat as special invitee to finalise its review report on the end of the uninterrupted 34-year rule of the Left Front in the state.

Kolkata: CPI(M)`s West Bengal state committee
met here on Saturday with party general secretary Prakash Karat as
special invitee to finalise its review report on the end of
the uninterrupted 34-year rule of the Left Front in the state.

Party sources said during the two-day session Karat is
likely to discuss the factors responsible for the drubbing in
the Assembly elections with the state leadership which took up
district and block-level reports on the poll reverses.
The meeting is also expected to analyse the wrong
estimate of the party`s prospects in the election when the
leadership forecast 199 seats for the Left Front to be able to
form the eighth Front government in the state.

Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was present
at the meeting, which will also take up the issue of post-poll
violence, the sources said.
"The meeting is likely to go into details of the large
communication gap with the people, failure to make up the huge
loss of mass link, loss in traditional strongholds,
corruption, highhandedness of leaders and workers and open
criticism against some leaders within the party," the sources
said.

CPI(M) state secretary and politburo member Biman Bose
would submit the finalised review report at the next central
committee meeting to be held in Hyderabad, the sources said.

PTI

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