(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
December 15, 2013
On Assembly Election Results
The Polit Bureau of the
Communist Party of
Congress party has suffered a major
defeat in the four state assembly elections. It has been
routed in Rajasthan,
The defeat is more resounding as the Congress could not dislodge the BJP from the governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where the latter has been in power for ten years. The misrule and corruption of the BJP governments in these two states did not lead the people to opt for the Congress, as it was seen as no alternative, given the UPA government's economic policies leading to price rise and other burdens on the people and its track record of corruption.
BJP has been the beneficiary of the
strong anti-Congress mood of the people in these states,
In Rajasthan, the people's determination to get rid of the Congress government has led to a sweep for the BJP. This has adversely affected the prospects of the CPI(M). It has led to a disappointing result with the party losing its three sitting seats.