Indian Election: Left parties has suffered major setback
One of the biggest reliefs this elections brought was the defeat of Communist parties of India. Still believing in the Stalinistic and Maoistic values, shedding tear for the lost red empire called "Soviet Union" and still thinking that China is all about "imperialism" and fighting "capitalism', these ideologically blind and so called communists were trying to drag India back to 1950s.When the then Indian government tried to implement computerization in major government controlled banks other essential services in 1990s, the Indian communists opposed that move with teeth and nail.
Now they have to face their biggest defeat in history in their strongest "forts" - Indian States of Kerala and West Bengal.
In the new parliament, it is almost assured that the left will have less than 5% of seats (around 25).
Thank democracy and voters for big mercies..!!
The ‘kingmaker’ has turned pauper. Prakash Karat’s fire and brimstone sounds like an empty vessel today with the Left reduced from its larger-than-life presence to political irrelevance. From the great leap forward in 2004 when the Left touched a record 62 in Lok Sabha, it has dropped to an all-time low of 24 seats.
A vote against dogmatism, factionalism, arrogance and identity politics, the verdict is an indictment of power without responsibility which the Left enjoyed over the past five years. The Left’s report card reads like this: 16 in West Bengal where it had 35 seats with the CPM’s tally down from 26 to nine, four in Kerala where it had swept the last polls winning 19 seats of which the CPM bagged 14, two in Tripura and one each in Tamil Nadu and Orissa.
The CPM has also got a drubbing in the assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, where its numbers have reduced from nine to one. The CPI has come down from six to four. In Orissa assembly, the CPM has won two seats and the CPI one.
Karat said the CPI-M "will continue its cooperation with the non-Congress, non-BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) secular parties with whom we have been working".
"The CPI-M assures all those who have reposed faith in the party that we will continue to champion the interests of the working people, national sovereignty and secularism."
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