Agartala, Dec 17: The Forward Bloc, one of the Left Front's allies, today expressed concern over the CPI(M)'s ''deviating from the basic principles and ethics of the pro-people agenda of socialism.
'' Reviewing the Left Front's performance in Tripura in the inaugural session of the two-day annual state council of the party at Dharmanagar in north Tripura, party general secretary Debrata Biswas alleged that the CPI(M) was playing a dubious role in handling the Left Front governments, both in West Bengal and Tripura.
Mr Biswas, also an MP from West Bengal, criticised the CPI(M) for its stand on many major issues, including Nandigram, Singur and the Indo-US Nuclear deal.
The leader also deplored the ''anti-people economic policies of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre'' and alleged that the Left Front had now become an instrument of vested interests and not a weapon of the toiling masses.
He underlined that a section of CPI(M) leaders and bureaucrats were taking all the crucial decisions on the Nandigram issue, which was a ''serious setback to the Leftist movement in the country.'' The MP also criticised CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat's role in leading the front at the national level and alleged that he had compromised with the Congress on some issues.