Biswas’ comment has added fuel to fire as on the first day of the three-day Central Committee meeting of CPI(M) the pro-alliance leaders led by the state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra has been cornered. The party’s politburo has already issued a statement on May 30 which read that the poll strategy taken by the party in West Bengal was not in consonance of the decision taken by the central committee.
Biswas said the CPI(M) leaders did not discuss about the alliance in the Left Front and took all the decisions on its own, violating the norms of Left Front. Ever since the Left Front was formed in 1977, CPI(M) has always behaved like a “big brother” and but even then, important decisions like withdrawal of English from primary level was discussed in the Front.
Meanwhile, the CPI(M) leaders from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday criticised the Bengal lobby for their “failure to assess the situation.” The Central Committee members from Bengal could not answer when asked why the alliance had failed which had been termed as a “people’s alliance.” The violence theory that party workers had been attacked throughout the state had evoked lukewarm response. The Central Committee will meet again on Sunday and issue a statement on Monday clarifying its stand on the alliance with Congress.
Meanwhile, WBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury has invited Surya Kanta Mishra to join party rally on June 25 to protest against spiraling price hike by the Centre.Interestingly, Left Front which has a programme on June 26 on the same issue did not invite Congress.