The double standards of CPI(M) was exposed once again on Thursday when Left Front chairman Biman Bose said that there was no alliance with Congress.
“Who is the convener of the alliance?” he asked. His colleague Surya Kanta Mishra, party’s state secretary who lost from Narayangarh in West Midnapore on Thursday changed his stance and accepted the people’s mandate.
“We have accepted the people’s mandate,” he said. It may be recalled that Mishra had said that the alliance would come to power with 200 seats.
Mohammad Selim who had said that not merely change, but revenge should be taken said in a much mellowed tone that the party leaders would meet to analyse the reasons responsible for the poll debacle.
Ritabrata Bandopadhyay, Rajya Sabha member who had said on Tuesday that the alliance would come to power and it was just a matter of time, did not utter a single word on the matter.
Though wall graffiti showing a hand (symbol of Congress) holding hammer and sickle (symbol of CPI(M)) are still fresh all over the state, Bose’s statement that there was no alliance showed that after conceding defeat CPI(M) had started its old policy of “consciously spreading lies.” It is still fresh in memory that Buddhadeb Bhattacharya had described the sharing of dais with Rahul Gandhi at Park Circus Maidan as “a historic event.”
Except Sujan Chakraborty, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Ashok Bhattacharya and Anisur Rahman all other party heavyweights like Kanti Ganguly, Madhuja Sen Roy, Ramchandra Dom have lost the election.