(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 24, 2012
EMINENT SPEAKERS OPINE IN KOLKATA
Achievements of Left Front Govt are Ineradicable
From Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata
THE achievements of
the Left Front government of
C P Chandrasekhar, an
eminent economist, tracked
the policy perspective of successive governments in
N Ram, distinguished
journalist, recalled the
days of semi-fascist terror in
Ram emphasised that
land reforms not only ensured
distributive justice, they actually empowered the peasantry
and contributed in
the growth of production. Those successes are now in danger
under the new
regime. Already 61 farmers have committed suicide in
Ram lauded the role
Ashok Mitra, the
finance minister of first Left
Front government, sharply criticised those who talk of so
called ‘misrule’ of the
said 34 years. Maitra said the ‘misrule’ was that more than 60
per cent of land
distribution in the entire country took place in
Mitra said it was known to the Left parties and their activists that no fundamental transformation of the society would come through a state government. The aim was to rush whatever relief was possible to the people within the constitutional limitations. Tremendous successes was achieved though there were mistakes. The task of the Left is to overcome those mistakes and go forward with Leftism.
Biman Basu, chairman of Left Front, said that one of the major tasks of the first Left Front government was to restore democracy. In 1977, just after the Left Front government was formed, Comrades Jyoti Basu and Promode Dasgupta gave a call that no political retaliation should be carried out. The government freed all political prisoners.
The first Left Front
government fulfilled 28
tasks of the 36 it had promised declared in election
manifesto. The new
government in the state which assumed office in 2011 has
declared that they had
already done everything that could have been done in 10 years.
Let the people
The seminar was moderated by Professor Shobhanlal Datta Gupta.
On this occasion, the Left Font also brought about a book on the real situation of the state at present. The book, titled West Bengal: Which Way was formally inaugurated by former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.
Left Front leaders paid floral tributes at the Martyrs’ Column before the programme.