People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 14, 2006
Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) warmly congratulates
the people of West Bengal and Kerala for the splendid victories of the
Left Front and the Left and Democratic Front
in the assembly elections. In
West Bengal, the Left Front has been returned to office for the seventh time in
succession, a record unmatched in the country.
This time, the Left Front has won a three-fourth majority with the CPI(M)
alone winning a majority of seats.
election is notable for the singular success of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in
retaining the support of the working people of West Bengal and winning over new sections of the people.
This is due to the devoted work of the Party amongst the people and
the pro-people record of the Left Front government.
The Polit Bureau greets the thousands of CPI(M) and Left Front cadres and
activists for their excellent work.
election has once and for all, exploded the pernicious propaganda that the CPI(M)
and the Left Front win elections by “scientific rigging”, given the fact
that the extraordinary measures taken by the Election Commission were hailed by
people of Kerala have voted decisively to bring the LDF into the government and
rejected the Congress-led UDF. The LDF has won a two-third majority getting 98
out of 140 seats. This is an
endorsement of the Left and democratic platform and an indictment of the five
years of the UDF misrule. It is
gratifying that the people have approved the Party’s decision not to dilute
the LDF’s identity by associating with non-LDF forces.
in West Bengal and Kerala, the Left-led governments
to be formed, have the major
responsibility to translate their manifestos and commitments into practice.
The Party is confident that, after the formation of the two governments,
this task will be taken up expeditiously. The
election results have strengthened the role of the Left in national politics.
Polit Bureau welcomes the verdict of the people of Tamilnadu who have made the
DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance victorious. The CPI(M), which had an
electoral understanding with the DMK-led alliance, has won nine seats.
Assam, the Congress, which was in
government, has failed to win a majority. It
has emerged as the single largest party. The
CPI(M) has won two seats.
round of assembly elections has raised questions about the role of the Election
Commission. The CPI(M) wants a debate on reforms in the functioning of the
Commission without, in anyway, detracting from the independence and integrity of
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) will meet on May 13, 2006 to take stock of the election results.