Prakash Karat to review CPI(M) debacle in WB

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Kolkata, Jun 4: CPI(M)'s West Bengal state committee met here today (June 4) with party general secretary Prakash Karat as special invitee to finalise its review report on the end of the uninterrupted 34-year rule of the Left Front in the state.

Party sources said during the two-day session Karat is likely to discuss the factors responsible for the drubbing in the Assembly elections with the state leadership which took up district and block-level reports on the poll reverses.

The meeting is also expected to analyse the wrong estimate of the party's prospects in the election when the leadership forecast 199 seats for the Left Front to be able to form the eighth Front government in the state.

Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was present at the meeting, which will also take up the issue of post-poll violence, the sources said.

"The meeting is likely to go into details of the large communication gap with the people, failure to make up the huge loss of mass link, loss in traditional strongholds, corruption, highhandedness of leaders and workers and open criticism against some leaders within the party," the sources said.

CPI(M) state secretary and politburo member Biman Bose would submit the finalised review report at the next central committee meeting to be held in Hyderabad, the sources said.

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