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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Confined to a shrinking political area within the nation’s political panorama, the Communist Social gathering of India (Marxist) is lastly taking the plunge to affix arms with the Congress, that too in West Bengal, an erstwhile ‘crimson’ fortress the place each have been arch rivals for many years.
The million greenback query now’s how such a transfer would influence the political state of affairs in Kerala.
So far as the ruling Left in Kerala is worried, it will be a Herculean job to elucidate the socalled seat-sharing understanding with the Congress in Bengal, whereas the 2 events are main rival political fronts in Kerala.
This may clearly be the most important marketing campaign software for the saffron celebration within the state.
The politically literate mass base in Kerala is what the CPM has been pinning its hopes on. Going for a secular collective ‘to tackle the larger menace of communalism propagated by the Sangh Parivar’ is how the Left want to put it. Nevertheless the timing could possibly be tough to elucidate.
In each 2016 and 2019, the West Bengal CPM wished to affix arms with the Congress. However it was the Kerala management that opposed the transfer.
“Why not then and why now? It’s not attributable to ideological causes, however fairly a quest for energy. The Left has lengthy been accusing the Congress of toeing a smooth Hindutva line in Kerala. With its newest stance within the Ram Janmabhoomi difficulty, the Congress has leaned extra in direction of Hindutva,” noticed Left commentator J Prabhash.
Greater than the alliance per se, the Left would even have to elucidate concerning the timing of such a call. Had the celebration opted for such an alliance at the least within the 2019 elections, it will have been extra logical, because the celebration would have been convincing in its rationalization to its Kerala voters. Now, nonetheless this will come throughout extra as a transfer to seize energy at any price.
The Congress might not expertise related qualms, because it may in all probability don the function of the main companion. However the Kerala CPM must sweat it out to persuade the plenty, that too at a time when it has been always harping on an unholy nexus between the BJP and the UDF within the state. The CPM hopes to painting it as a political sacrifice of kinds.
PB member MA Child stated that the CPM’s understanding with the Congress in different states would naturally have an effect on the Congress in Kerala.
“Realising that the BJP has been rising to be an even bigger menace than imagined, the CPM has been bringing collectively non- BJP events.
The Congress in Kerala has been constantly attempting to lend legitimacy to the BJP, elevating the identical slogans because the BJP.
The Congress in Kerala has been attempting to weaken the Left, even going to the extent of rejecting its nationwide management.
It’s the Congress that might discover it tough to justify its pro-BJP stance to the voters. That is what the Left goes to elucidate to the politically literate voters in Kerala,” stated Child.
Curiously, the historic determination by the CPM to go for electoral understanding with the Congress was not taken unanimously.
In line with sources, three members within the 94-member Central Committee opposed the transfer whereas seven others evaded voting.
Two Kerala leaders – Elamaram Kareem and P Okay Sreemathy – together with G Nagaiha voted towards the transfer, it’s learnt.
Seven leaders, together with A Okay Padmanabhan and Vijoo Krishan stored away. Others who desisted from voting embrace Sreenivasa Rao and S Veeraiah.
Robust job for CPM
The CPM Kerala unit will need to sweat it out to persuade the plenty, that too at a time when it has
been always harping on an unholy nexus between the BJP and the UDF within the state.