Buddha scripts a likely electoral doom for CPI(M) and Congress in 2014 polls

Budha-24KOLKATA: Bengal’s former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s `confessions about CPI(M)’s Bengal Line’s still looking at Congress as political saviour’ (to an agency) likely to have scripted a doom for already destabilised `Third Front’ and the Congress, especially in Bengal.
Though top CPI(M) leaders refused to react either openly or on condition of anonymity, the Left Front partners reacted with caution. “Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is trying to do everything in haste that’s what confused us. All important political decisions would be taken after elections results are out and before that we go by our common agenda reject Congress and defeat BJP (CPI(M) manifesto released last week by Prakash Karat),’’ said RSP Central Committee member Abani Roy.
What seems to have stirred up a hornets’ nests has been Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s telling interviewer that “if situation is not like 2004, I suppose it would not be like that, we’ll be working to bring all non-Congress and non-BJP parties together to form a political alternative….’’
What seems to have directly put Bhattacharjee contradicting party manifesto’s contention “reject Congress and defeat BJP,’’ is Buddha also saying that despite rise of the BJP (“even Hitler won, implying Modi as him, in 1933, it did not mean that it was right’’) Congress isn’t a closed book yet.
Bengal’s former CPI(M) chief minister utterances would not have come at more worse time when its effects on Congress fortune is calculated.
As ill-fate would have it, Buddhadeb said it just before the beginning of Rahul’s Bengal campaign tour tomorrow! “If you see our manifesto and CPI(M)’s you wouldn’t need my comment,’’ said a top state Congress leader visibly worried.
“It would only prove Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee right that there’s a secret poll understanding between Congress and CPI(M),’’ said another state Congress leader.
And not to miss the chance, TMC leader Partha Chatterjee told media: “That’s what we’ve been saying all along, why Buddhadeb need to surprise you.’’
Interestingly, Buddhadeb who compared Modi with Hitler, refused to comment on Rahul and “we did not like it,’’ said another CPI leader, “for Rahul is not speaking against jobless growth concept of UPA II affecting working class, nor the evil impacts of a economic reform-driven policies of Manmohan Singh and his economic advisors which has released great Indian story of food inflation!’’
A prominent political observers however said: “A Stalinist by nature, Buddha pulled up a popular villain Hitler, but forget to recall Lenin’s historical blunder of choosing a monster like Stalin over Bolshevik leader like Leo Trotsky and which scripted the doom of Socialist Soviet Union.’’
But a `Stalinist Buddha’ may have already scripted doom for his party, Congress and CPI(M) manifesto, said a senior Left leader.

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