Prasenjit Bose writes: Many issues have been raised in the debate surrounding my resignation from the CPI (M) on 22 nd June protesting against the decision to support the Congress led UPA’s nominee in the Presidential elections. This article is an attempt to provide further clarifications on the context in which the decision was taken and explain its political objective.
The General Secretary of the NCP, D P Tripathi recently defended the CPI (M) politburo decision to support Mr. Pranab Mukherjee for the Presidential elections. This blog by a former Executive Committee member of SFI-JNU unit is a rejoinder to Tripathi's essay.
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.
Vis-a-vis the Presidential elections, is it the case that the CPI(M) is using the divisions within the bourgeoisie for short term benefits to its politics or is it the other way around - Is the representative of the bourgeois-landlord class using the bellwether of the Left for its own purposes and interests?
The candidature of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee of the Congress for the post of President has split the Left Front with two parties - the CPI and RSP deciding to abstain in the Presidential vote, while the CPI(M) and the Forward Bloc decided to support him. Protesting the decision, the former Convenor of the Research Unit of the CPI(M) and long time Pragoti contributor, Prasenjit Bose has sent his resignation letter to his Party. The letter is published below.