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Managers are running CPI(M): Rezzak Mollah

PTI | Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 20:04

Kolkata: A day after his expulsion from the CPI(M), maverick leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah on Thursday said the party was not run by the cadres, but by managers.
"Managers are running the party (CPIM) and not the cadres," Mollah who was expelled from the party yesterday, told reporters here.

The former land and land reforms minister in the erstwhile Left Front government in West Bengal said he did not have any anger against the party (CPIM) but against the leadership.

"They are not leaders. They are managers," he remarked.

Stating that for long he has been fighting with the party, Mollah said that nothing has changed.

"But I will continue to fight for political empowerment of Dalits and Muslims. That is my goal. I will accelerate class struggle. I will fight till the last," Mollah who has floated the `Social Justice Forum`, said.
"I am prepared to break the upper class hegemony," he said adding that the future will tell the success and failure of his experiment.

Mollah said he has not yet received any communication from the party regarding his expulsion. "But I have accepted it. The matter ends there".

Mollah, one of the CPI(M)`s key Muslim faces in West Bengal, had repeatedly trashed the party leadership as "incompetent and authoritarian".

Announcing the expulsion of Mollah, an unbeaten Marxist MLA since 1972, the state CPI(M) in a statement had stated yesterday that the action was taken against him for "serious anti-party activities and for tarnishing the party`s image in the eye of the people".

First Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 20:04
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