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Was it a right decision by the CPM to oust Somnath Chatterjee from the party?

Asked by joyoti sen, 23 Jul '08 09:15 pm
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Not at all. He alongwith Jyoti Basu were the saner voices in a party that has otherwise outlived its utility in any form. Now he has been ousted by this "Bachha Brigade" of Stalinist elements like Karat, Biman Bose, the wily Sitaram Yechury, the pseudo marxist Brinda Karat - a whole bandwagon of specimens who are totally out of tune with this country, the global scene, will sing for Iran overlooking their own country's interests.

None of the above can ever match the stature of Somnath Chatterjee, a well educated man of his own standing, who has been in politics since 1969, having won 10 elections so far. He alongwith Basu were always the right kind of fulcrum to balance the nonsense called Left rhetoric, which defied any logic. They have collectively destroyed West Bengal as a state. If anyone thought the height of poverty was only in Adilabad in A.P or in Bastar district in Orissa, has to go and see the interiors of Bengal especially the area of North Bengal stretching ...more
Answered by Omega, 23 Jul '08 09:46 pm

 
  
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As per party politics, they are right. A party is a menifestation of ideaologies, and those who are in party are supposed to rally behind those principles. So, even if someone is not agreeing with party's decision, he should still follow it. Thats how an organisation can work or else everyone will take their own path in almost every single matter. And thats why we have all this, anti-defection laws and whips in parliament.Also we must have in our memory, that Giridhar Gommang, a CM then, voted Atal Bihari Bajpai govt out, following his parties decision.
But morally, they are wrong. There are precedences set in parliament that Speaker is a non-political post, so he can choose to stay un-baised. Also, there is a provision in constitution, that in case of a draw, speaker can exercise his vote on any matter. But as this was not a case of draw, his party shud not blame him for it. Somnath Chatterjee has set a high standard for the chair of Speaker for time to come. And his party is right ...more
Answered by Mast Ram, 23 Jul '08 10:32 pm

 
  
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Yes for CPM because they are always love to do wrong and make historical blunder.
Answered by augastya roy, 24 Jul '08 11:38 pm

 
  
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Ope,taking out a common person who has ebilities such as speaker,etc,cannot be removed from the party,i give me distress
Answered by Kishan, 23 Jul '08 09:17 pm

 
  
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Bollocks. The LEFT seems to have lost it head and sense of balance after the no confidence loss.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 24 Jul '08 12:28 am

 
  
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This decision was pending...the left took out its ire finally on somnath chatterji.
Answered by sumita ganguly, 23 Jul '08 11:32 pm

 
  
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Somnath Chatterjee has been expelled from CPI (M) primary membership in July 23, 2008, for violating party discipline when he refused to step down as the speaker of the Lok Sabha against the decision of CPI-M polit bureau.

This not the first time he is caught up in a controversy. In 2005, he was caught in a controversy over his statement on the Supreme Court orders related to the vote of confidence in the Jharkhand Assembly. He said that the Supreme Court was encroaching on the right of the Legislature by issuing orders on the proceedings of the Jharkhand Assembly. He had asked for a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court under Article 143 of the Indian Constitution. This remark was not well taken by BJP, which supported the Supreme Court's decisions.

Earlier, the Opposition had demanded his resignation because he held an office of profit as Chairman of Santiniketan Sriniketan Development Authority (SSDA). He argued that since he did not profit from the office, the demand ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 24 Jul '08 06:10 pm

 
  
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I feel sad about it.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 24 Jul '08 12:00 am

 
  
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Right or Wrong. I am unhappy wth this decision.
Answered by sitapati rao, 23 Jul '08 10:55 pm

 
  
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What Karat will do if China instruct to expell Somji
Answered by Joshua Davidson, 23 Jul '08 09:55 pm

 
  
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