Jitendra Sarkar lashes out CPI(M)

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Agartala, Nov 6 (UNI) Former Tripura Assembly speaker and veteran communist leader Jitendra Sarkar, who recently resigned from the CPI(M), today charged the Left in the state with loosing its democracy.

Talking to mediapersons, Mr Sarkar said rampant corruption and power hankering politics had become a major problem in the party, which forced him to snap relations with the CPI(M) and join newly floated party Dalit Samajtantrik Dal.

The leader further charged the Left with individualisn as most of its ministers and leaders were involved in financial corruption.

''There is no democracy in CPI(M) and if anybody raises question, and he gets heckled because the party has become very autocratic in nature,'' he alleged.

Mr Sarkar was elected to the Assembly five times since 1978, from the Teliamura constituency in west Tripura but had been dropped in the last election. He resigned from the party last week.

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