Former convenor of the CPI(M) research cell, Prasenjit Bose had resigned from his party on the issue of support to the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee for the post of president. He has issued an appeal to the CPI(M) politbureau reacting to the Trinamul Congress' extension of support to Mukherjee's candidature that was announced recently. The statement is carried below.
'Toonists unite against Big Sister and showcase their wares ..without fear... Enough Said .. Check them for yourselves. Updated! More will be added, keep watching this space. Update 2- A fuller exhibition of Mamata-Cartoons is available at this link. Update 3- The political blog, "Dillipost" (in Malayalam language) hosts a set of cartoons here.
The people of West Bengal should ensure the defeat of the aims of incumbent union railway minister for riding a violent tiger - that had mauled to death nearly 200 innocent civilians on a serene night near Sardiha two months ago.A blog post.
When I wrote my first reaction to the Sardiha incident, I was tremendously angry and indignant. More than a 100 people, my fellow citizenry were killed in a tragic rail accident that was obviously a result of sabotage. I immediately attributed the act of sabotage to the PCPA - the mass organisation of the Maoists in the three districts of West Bengal, based on news reports that posters of the PCPA were found in the area. A valid criticism, I have received, has told me that I should do more due diligence before jumping the gun and putting blame over the PCPA/Maoists, for that would skew opinion against the PCPA/Maoists. That is a very fair point, but I stand by my theory. There are various reasons. This post addresses most of them.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” - Joseph Goebbels (Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945).
B Prasant of INN reports on the cause of Trinamul's latest attempts at yet another desperate rampage in Kolkata.