Gujarat results dangerous phenomenon: Basu

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Rajarhat (West Bengal), Dec 24 (UNI) Veteran CPI(M) leader and former Chief Minister Jyoti Basu today described BJP's win in the Gujarat elections as a ''dangerous phenomenon.'' Mr Basu made this observations while addressing CPI(M)'s district conference of North 24-Parganas here.

''I had told Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee who called on me recently in my Salt Lake residence that BJP would win over the elections and the results said so,'' Mr Basu said.

''How Congress will win?'' he asked saying that the party though ruled for a long time in the country never went against communalism.

''Neither they went against imperialism nor communalism since the age of Pundit Nehru,'' he said.

CPI (M) which had been fighting against both imperialists and communalists had failed to rise in other states of the country barring a few like West Bengal,Tripura and Kerala, Mr Basu said, adding the party had to work hard in this regard.

Mr Basu cautioned the present leaderships of the party to tackle the issues of groupism and factionalism saying that the erratic members who had been indulging in such indiscipline either be corrected or dismissed from the party.

Referring to Forward Bloc's campaigning against the Front, he said ''It was surprising that Mr Asok Ghosh and other Forward Bloc leaders who had recently met me during my indisposition, hardly talked on the issues. What they did when administration was collapsed in Nandigram,'' he asked.

He asked the party members to revamp the activities for social changes in the country.


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