Future of Left in India
Since the substantial defeat of the Communist Party in its Tripura stronghold, India’s Left is being reduced to a non-existential entity in the country’s polity. With increasing economic liberalization and development opportunities consistently pushing the population away from poverty, the relevance of communism in people’s mind is fast eroding. Moreover, few extreme views still thriving within the Communist Party have distanced the aspiring middle-class from the Left. People associate communism with equal distribution of poverty rather than an equitable distribution of prosperity. India’s communism needs to reinvent itself. The Left must learn to embrace the new reality where the aspiring and prosperous middle-class could become their fellow travelers rather than just the necessitous. If India’s Left continues to wait for miracles and fails to heed the warning signs, they may soon become history.
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
An alarming trend has emerged in the state as most of the heinous crimes such as dacoity rape, burglary, encroachment of government, forest and xatra lands are committed by a particular linguistic minority community with doubtful tiolity. Whenever any lawmaker or social activist raises the issue or speaks against about involvement of that particular people in such crimes, they are branded as commul by some so-called secular parties like AIUDF, Congress, Leftists,etc.
It is high time for the peace-loving people of Assam to raise their voice loud against the crimil activities of these brand of people; else writing on the wall is clear. This alarming trend has to be stopped, else catastrophe hovers over the future of Assam.
Lanu Dutta Chowdhury,
At last the octogerian politician Torun Gogoi seems to face non-bailable warrant issued by honourable court after one BJP MLA lodged a written complaint against him. Lately it has become a habit for former Chief Minister Torun Gogoi to call press conferences from his occupied Koidhara residence. In such press conferences he used to throw all sorts of allegations without any concrete evidence against his one time blue-eyed boy Himanta Biswa Sarma. Interestingly his own party has disowned Gogoi’s press meets stating it as his persol agenda. The party spokesman further added opinion expressed by Torun Gogoi in the press meets that it has has nothing to do with Congress party. It is such an embarrassment at this age, but a politician like Torun Gogoi is least perturbed. Had he retired gracefully after 2016 poll results, Torun Gogoi could have led a dignified life. But as the saying goes, politicians have no retiring age. Now it is time for him to face the music.
Bihpuria, North Lakhimpur.