CPIM in Corrective Surgery Mode
In its poll debacle corrective surgery, the CPM will initiate actions, both politically and organisationally, said editorial of party’s mouthpiece.
“After identifying the reasons for the setback in the elections, the party would initiate corrective actions,” said CPM general secretary Prakash Karat in an article in the CPM mouth-piece `Deshabhimani’ on Thursday.
“As a result of the massive failure in Kerala and West Bengal, the total number of seats of the CPM has been reduced to 16. This is the lowest tally of the CPM in the history of the Lok Sabha. An analysis based on introspection is needed for finding out the reasons for the party’s failure,” said Karat.
He said that if there are state-specific reasons in Bengal and Kerala, those need to be probed. The Central Committee meeting in June will complete the analysis of the debacle, he added.
Karat listed out the joint attack against the Left Front and the Government in West Bengal by all anti- Communist forces as the prime reason for the defeat there.
He said that the stand of the CPM on national issues and the failure of its election strategies need to be analysed during the post-mortem of results.
According to Karat, the unforeseen spending of money in some states was a worrying factor emerged in this election.