Biman Bose admits organisational weakness
Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Friday admitted that organisational weakness was the main reason for the party's abysmal performance in Kanthi South Assembly by-election.
Bose was talking to newsmen after garlanding the statue of B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary in Kanthi this morning.
Chandrima Bhattacharya of Trinamool Congress won the by election by defeating her nearest BJP candidate by over 42,000 votes. The result of the by-election was announced on Thursday. Congress and SUCI candidates got 2,270 and 1,476 votes respectively and lost their deposits. The CPI candidate got only 17, 423 votes. BJP candidate Sourendra Mohan Jana got 52,843 votes which was more than three times which the party candidate got in 2016 Assembly poll in the seat.
Bose said six months before the by-election, many LF workers joined BJP and they had organised the election. He admitted that the BJP candidate had got support of the LF voters.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) leaders have begun to find out ways and means to counter BJP in Bengal. Party leaders admitted that organisational weakness had affected the party badly. The party had failed badly to woo young workers. Also, the party has failed to back young leaders and the old guards who are running the show have failed to lead the team.
Meanwhile, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday urged party workers to strengthen the organisational roots of the party. Addressing a meeting of party workers in South Kolkata he said the Central leadership was very happy with the progress of the party in Bengal. He urged party workers not to get swayed away by the canard which are being spread by CPI(M) and Congress against Trinamool Congress and BJP.
"Remember, Trinamool is our biggest enemy and we should improve the organisation of the party." Uma Bharti said the way BJP was progressing in Bengal it clearly indicated that the party would be able to oust Trinamool Congress in the 2021 Assembly polls.