Thursday, June 07, 2007


News reports indicate that Chinese Communist Party is facing a crisis like situation on account of rampant corruption.

For Indian Communists, particularly the CPM, China is the Guru. Will CPM ignore the news?

Late President J.F. Kennedy said once: "When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity". Does CPM see any danger to Communism or Indian Communism?

Added on 16-4-2014.
The above comment was written seven years back in 2007.
Viewing it now in 2014, we can now see that CPM has now become nearly non-existent, even in Bengal. Yet, it does not stop promoting imaginary third fronts, which never take off.

In my mother tongue Telugu, there is a proverb. 'Dabbu ivvani vADu mundu bOTu ekkutADu.' English: A free-rider boards the boat first. In our State of Andhra Pradesh, there used to be a custom of boat people taking poor people into boats for crossing rivers etc. whenever there was space. A natural corollary for this will be that ticket payers will have to board the boat first followed by free-riders. But it so happened that free-riders strted boarding the boat first relegating the ticket payers to seat-searchers.

Powerful regional parties are not interested in forging fronts, unless their own leaders is accepted as the future Prime Minister. E.g. Jayalalitaa, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitishkumar et al. But our CPM leaders frequently approach and beg leaders of Regional parties asking them to join third front. CPM also expects that those Regional parties will give them some seats in their States. We can see this failed in Tamil Nadu in 2014 election.

We shall now see how it is going to fare, post May 2014.

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