The SFI all India leadership certainly erred in hastily dissolving the JNU Unit as according to their own logic 'Presidential election' can not be an issue to disrupt the Left unity. However, with regard to SFI-JNU's decision to conduct the GBM to oppose CPM's position, a thought inevitably come to mind whether 'SFI-JNU' unit will henceforth call for GBMs every now and then to take a position on tactical political lines of communist parties in India? Certainly, were there not other ways to express dissatisfaction with CPM's position on Presidential issue? Also, there are no evidences to suggest that demand to express opposition to CPM's support to Pranab Mukherjee came from below, from its ranks. On the contrary, there is every reason to believe that the diktat for the same came from above, as usual.
Another question that comes to mind is 'why no other SFI unit in the entire country; even where vibrant organizational set up exist like in the state of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra or Himachal Pradesh; came out openly against CPM on the issue of Presidential election? Why not any unit of any other mass organization reacted in the same way?
There has certainly been short-sightedness and also case to believe about score-settling from 'leadership' of 'SFI-JNU' and leadership of All India SFI against each-other.
It is also unbelievable that All India SFI is acting without consultation with the CPM Polit Bureau. If that is so, and certainly it is like that, one doesn't see any chance of efforts on its part to bring back many of its dedicated cadres and members to the fold of SFI. All India SFI will do gross mistake if it thinks that it can rebuild the unit without winning back majority of members currently rallied with 'JNU-SFI.'
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