The CPI(M), which had evidently lost touch with the general masses and failed to assess what they wanted, decided to "go back to the masses and to work among the people in a correct manner".
Karat, who attended a two-day West Bengal state committee meeting of CPI(M) as a special invitee to discuss the reasons of the dismal results of the CPI(M)-led Left Front, said, "We have to delve deeper to scrutinise the reasons for which people voted for a change." The party is likely to discuss the issue threadbare in the Central Committee meeting at Hyderabad next week.
"We are faced with adverse reactions at this point, but we should also not forget our achievements in the over three decades of rule in the state," he said.
Party state secretary Biman Bose said though the Left Front has got the support of over 41 per cent voters, still the slogan for change emerged victorious. He also said that a deeper analysis of the reasons for the loss would be made.