Prakash Karat is putting on an ideological brave face now (“...Bad eggs in the party will be removed”, Jul 27). The CPI(M) has of late been doing a rethink on its “historic blunder” of nixing Jyoti Basu’s PM chances. Witness their pre-poll pronouncements—they kept wavering on the “PM candidate” and “outside support” issues. Karat evidently was entertaining a few thoughts! Pinarayi Vijayan’s role would have been crucial in such a project as he is the one who can mobilise resources. It’s no surprise that he’s still in while the Kerala CM got the short end of the stick. If Pinarayi talks, the entire ideological citadel would have collapsed. Karat cannot fool the people anymore.
Akhtar Javed Usmani, Koreya, Chhattisgarh
The Congress is owned by the Nehru-Gandhi family while the CPI(M)’s bragging rights are with the Karats. They should at least weed out corruption.
S.S. Nagaraj, Bangalore
Why does Karat shy off the main issue: that the CPI(M) cadre is no less corrupt than that of any other political outfit? It lacks character and has shown it will take power whichever way it can.
I am comletely agree with comrade Prakash Karat.
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