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Tripura 'disaster' to hit Left movement temporarily: CPI-M

IANS  |  Agartala 

Front's poor show in the Assembly polls will hit movement only temporarily and the setbacks will be overcome, member said on Wednesday.

He was speaking to the media here at the end of a two-day state committee meeting of the Communist Party of (CPI-M), the dominant of the in

CPI-M politburo member was among the attendees.

"Front's electoral disaster will temporarily affect the Left movement in But we will overcome the setback through party programmes and actions," Dhar said.

"The Assembly polls were the first direct fight between the Left and the BJP. There was lack of understanding and perception about the corporate-backed BJP-RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) communal activities in Tripura," said Dhar, who is of CPI-M.

He admitted that the CPI-M was not fully aware of the micro-management and digital activities of the BJP-RSS combine before the elections.

"To woo voters, the BJP invested huge money much ahead of elections. We did not give due importance to BJP-RSS's organisational and other activities to woo different communities," the Left added.

The BJP-Indigenous People's Front of coalition bagged 44 seats, including BJP's 36 seats in the 60-member Assembly.

"Multifarious conspiracies involving the (PMO), different central Ministers, BJP and IPFT, helped in saffron party's win. Even though and other political parties were present, a majority of anti-Left votes consolidated in favour of BJP-IPFT alliance."

He said the CPI-M had planned a series of actions and programmes after the 22nd party from April 18 to 22 in to bounce back.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 20:46 IST