Learn lessons from West Bengal poll debacle, Bardhan to CPI-M

New Delhi, Nov 16(Inditop.com) Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A.B. Bardhan Monday asked all the Left parties, particularly the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), to take lessons from the continuing electoral debacle in West Bengal where the Left has been in power for the last three decades.

The people of West Bengal have voted against the Left Front, “particularly the CPI-M”, in the recent assembly by-elections, Bardhan told reporters after the party’s national executive meeting here.

One should learn lessons from the continuing electoral drubbings, “first and foremost the CPI-M”, the veteran communist leader said.

He also told the CPI-M to correct “whatever mistakes they have done in the state”.

Bardhan said the people of West Bengal are angry with the Left Front government as it failed to fulfill the peoples’ expectations fully.

Of the 11 assembly seats for which by-polls were held Nov 7, the Left Front managed to win only one seat. The CPI-M drew a blank despite being in the fray in five constituencies. The opposition Trinamool Congress won eight seats and the Congress one.