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What do you think about Jyoti Basu the departed CPM leader? Is he like any other CPM leader or he has something special? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 19 Jan '10 08:53 pm
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The revulsion of the emergency excesses and SS Ray being seen as one of the closest advisors of Indira Gandhi in those days saw the emergence of a victorious Marxists in West Bengal, which saw the beginning of the longest Chief Ministership in the personal fo Jyoti Basu.

There is no doubt that, he was a total leader in the pantheon of politicians, impeccable if we consider what politicians are, had stature and influence in the Marxist faction being a Politiburo member from the time the Communists split in 1964 on ideological grounds.

But did this stature and absolute hold over the party in the State and its administration really translate itself into success where the State of West Bengal could be showcased as a success of the Marxist concept of power to the under previleged and equal distribution of wealth.

He carried forward the land reforms by a more sincere implementation of the abolition of the Zamindari system. He did distribute the land to the landless but then was an ...more
Answered by Omega, 19 Jan '10 09:27 pm

 
  
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Though he was a very popular leader but generally limited to wb for his politics as was cm for 5 times.he had donated his organs and body unlikely from others but he is follower of communist policies which is against nation and secularism. he never condemned attacks by muslims to property in india on danish cartoon, never objected to staying of 5 crores illegal bengladeshies and supporting terrorists in kerla for elections.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 19 Jan '10 09:02 pm

 
  
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He was a simple person living in one room flat even when CM ,nobody could corrupt him.He was the binding force of his party which now seems to be withering away.As a person I salute the departed soul
Answered by indrajeet, 19 Jan '10 09:29 pm

 
  
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