The pro alliance CPI(M) leaders in the state have received another jolt after the Politburo issued a statement categorically stating that no alliance with Congress would be allowed in future.
However, the politburo has spoken about the “broadest unity” which “should be forged for fighting the violence and terror for protecting democratic rights against the ruling Trinamool Congress onslaught in West Bengal.”
Regarding the alliance with Congress the PB’s statement is: “The rectification in the tactics pertain to the adherence to the adopted line at the 21st congress of the CPI(M) not to pursue any electoral alliance or understanding with Congress party in the coming days.”
The note has shocked the pro tie-up leaders who had criticised the PB in the state committee meeting on Sunday, July 10. The pro-alliance leaders without naming Prakash Karat had said that the Delhi leaders should understand the local situation and take the decision accordingly. Most of the state committee leaders had spoken in favour of the alliance.
But the PB has once again said that no understanding with Congress party in the coming days.
Earlier, the Central Committee had stated that the tactics followed in West Bengal “was not in consonance with the decision taken by the Central Committee.”
It is evident that there is virtual split in the state unit with two camps: one supporting the alliance like Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Surya Kanta Misra, Mohammad Selim, Sujan Chakraborty and Ritabrata Bandopadhyay.
The other camp is led by Hannan Mollah, Madan Ghosh, Bidyut Majumdar, Bonani Biswas.
A leader opposing the tie up said it was unfortunate that even after getting only 26 seats, the pro alliance leaders were still talking in favour of the alliance.
Not a single discussion has taken place how to improve party’s organisation. He said the view that greater alliance was required to stop Trinamool terror was just a plea and actually the leaders were contemplating to have an alliance with Congress.
“It is really shameless that the party was now begging the post of PAC. The state secretary should have issued a statement taking the party out of the event.” He said in the party’s plenum, some leaders had criticised the senior leaders that junior leaders had been neglected.
Till date nothing has been done to back the junior leaders. “They (pro alliance lobby) think that West Bengal CPI(M) will be accepted by the PB. They are day dreaming and their views will be rejected by the CC and PB,” he said.