Being the sole Left bastion in the country, it holds enormous weight in terms of making a political statement particularly when the BJP is trying hard to make inroads into the hitherto uncharted territory.
Senior leaders of his party have distanced themselves from Balram’s remark. But the CPI(M) asks whether Rahul Gandhi, who suspended Mani Shankar Aiyar for his ‘neech’ remark against Modi, will take action against Balram.
'I first resigned and then I was expelled from the party... I resigned to go public with my protest...There is a problem with inner party democracy. Activists are feeling more and more suffocated because their voices are not heard'
So you wondered why Mamata di wanted her candidate in Rashtrapati Bhawan? As the Calcutta HC pointed out today, her Singur Land Act could not be considered constitutional as the President’s assent had not been taken.