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Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:09

It was the Anti-Incumbency Factor which Determined Results of the Assembly Elections.

Neither Modi wave, nor pro-demonetization wave, it was the anti-incumbency factor which was the common factor which played the determining role in all the five assembly elections including UP. In Bihar the so-called Modi wave failed as all anti-BJP parties formed a grand alliance. In UP also if the anti BJP parties including SP, BSP, Congress and Ajit Singh had formed a grand alliance, BJP which swept the elections now with 43% votes would have been defeated, in spite of all the road shows and communal venom spewed by the BJP forces. Other wise, how was BJP in Goa and Akali Dal-BJP alliance in Punjab got defeated? The main factor in present Indian politics is that all these parties, ranging from BJP, Congress to regional parties are pro neoliberal, pro corporate forces indulging in communal fascist or communal and caste appeasement vote bank politics. As far as the CPI(M) led Left Front is concerned, it has lost credibility through its 34 years rule in W. Bengal and many terms of rule in Kerala by implementing the neoliberal policies. It is in this atmosphere, as happened in US, Trump like forces emerge in imperialist countries, and Modi like forces emerge in India like countries with ultra rightist economic agenda and fascicization of the ruling system. This reactionary situation can be challenged only when genuine left and democratic forces capable of mobilizing the masses with the politics of people’s alternative and anti-caste, secular perspective emerges as powerful forces capable of replacing the ruling system.

K N Ramachandran

General Secretary

CPI(ML) Red Star

New Delhi

11th March 2017

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