The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation is working for “realignment of Left forces” in the wake of sweeping changes in the policies of the Left Front governments in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura and the experience of the Maoists all over the country, the party general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said on Thursday.
Participating in a “Meet the Press” organised by the Press Club, the Left party leader said that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) had made a mistake extending support to the UPA government.
The “rectification process” proposed by the CPI (M) would not help if it was directed only at intra-party corruption. What was needed was a change in its policies.
He said it was very unfortunate that the CPI (M) had not learnt lessons from the “Singur debacle”.
Land was acquired for the Nano car factory against the wishes of the people. It had now become a “corporate desert” with nothing being cultivated in it.
The Nandigram incident that followed Singur clearly showed that the West Bengal government had scant respect for the voice of the people.
Similarly, the Maoists who had a bad experience in Andhra Pradesh were rethinking their strategies and looking for an alternative.
In Kerala too, the Left party activists and sympathisers were looking for an alternative, he said.
Mr. Bhattacharya said that his party did not join hands with the 13 parties that organised the ‘Bharat Bandh' on April 27, but extended support to it independently.
Going by the response of the people to the agitation, it was clear that the people were fed up with the policies of the UPA government.
But some political parties at the last moment extended support to the Government defeating the cut motions in Parliament, he said.
The Left party leader said that the agitation against price rise had become a movement.
The CPI (ML) Liberation was demanding food security because there would be no national security without it.
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