Jamai Sasthi

Communists in Bengal

Finally the curtains are down for the world's longest democratically-elected Communist government in a state. The people has ended the uninterrupted 34 year old rule of the Left Front to give power to the right wing forces. The opposition came with a landslide victory with the communists left to rubbles and wrest the seat of power in Bengal, the Writers Building for the next 5 years.

The opposition secured 228 out of 294 seats and paving the way for the first lady Chief Minister of the state with Industrialization going to be the main focus and bringing back the old glory of the lost Bengali culture and elitism back to the city.

From 34 years in power in the Indian state of West Bengal, the Communist Party of India lost the election and thus collapsed in one of the fortresses red longest in the world . From the results of the examination relative to the four states went to the polls in April and May, it appears that the left has been overwhelmed by the small party Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee, the pasionaria peasants and the current Minister of Railways, an ally of the Congress in the central government New Delhi.

A defeat, however, widely expected. The party, commanded by reformist leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, 67, intellectual, despite calls itself Marxist yet, for some years was in sharp decline precisely because they have rejected the aspirations of the workers and peasants, as well as for failing policy of industrialization the Chinese in the region that is one of the poorest in India.