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Manik Sarkar reignites CPM-CPI merger speculation

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

Agartala, June 16: Amid controversy over the future of the left movement in India, the Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar, who is also a member of the CPI(M)’s apex policy making body, the Polit Bureau, reignited the merger speculation of the two major Communist parties in the country.

“Merger of both the Communist parties is possible only if the issue on which the party was divided is solves. It is possible only if the CPI accept the programmes of the CPI(M),” he said.

Speaking on the program organised to pay homage to the deceased left leader and former secretary of the CPI Tripura state council Prasanta Kapali said that Kapali was always in favour of amalgamation of both the parties.   

The CPI leaders present on the occasion carefully avoided the issue. Instead, a tiol council member of the CPI from West Bengal Pallab Dasgupta stressed on the need for strengthening left unity on the basis of a common minimum program.

However, the state secretary of the Revolutiory Socialist Party, Sudarshan Bhattacharjee expressed disgust over the present state of left movement in the country. “The left movement is getting weakened day by day as we are uble to give adequate programme before the people,” he said