what if that bose that you are talking about has changed for better? let the party also change. Remember bose's any criticism of CPIM is also a criticism of himself (for he was part of it even if writing letters). He was carrying out(even though having differences) all the organizational and political problem with the party and himself. if party was functioning undemocratically so was he ...let it all change for better. That is what dialectics for any progressive party and individuals belonging to it is supposed to be, right? Personal is political but political is not personal. Criticize bose politically if his personality (also an outcome of his doing politics that way) was problematic but do not let personal issues decide your politics. bose's will come and go ...what will remain is idea and its material manifestations that matter. If he is not introspecting enough, even now, make him do that but for that you do not have to side with some which you do not fundamentally/politically agree with (just because bose is criticizing them now) then it will be like playing into the hands of right deviations just like CPIM played into the hand of capitalist rightist parties in trying to 'drive wedge' between TMC and Congress. Let your stand be principled and political; strategic and tactical. If you remain so maybe today bose and you may turn out to be on same side but tomorrow if bose turns out to be another undemocratic and non-introspective then you will have to struggle against that tendency. We will then stand with you as we stand today with bose. Let us not remain with past but walk bravely into the revolutionary future in which individual matters but so does society and progressive ideology to make it better i.e. socialism. Let us stand for that- with or without bose; Let history decide that.
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