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Vadodara Temple Congress The Congress protested against the demolition drive against some temples in Rajasthan, The Congress high command should at once take to task the state-level leaders who had organised this display of a “communal” attitude.” The writer is a Lok Sabha MP from the BJP.

In this context, The first was the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change synthesis report (SR).” The writer is director general, The Energy & Resources Institute and chairman the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Paul Zacharia | Published: May 25 2012 2:59 am Related News The CPM in Kerala seems to be in the grip of an intense death-wish It is the Congress in Kerala that specialises in taking its own life when everything is going right for it (Must be in the genes look at the UPA) The CPMon the other handis unsurpassed in its strategy of survive-and-flourish by any means But the cold hand of history seems to have put the CPM too in the grip of a death-wish The only other explanation would be that it is unconsciously conforming to Keralas top-dog position in the suicide chart of India The decade-old power struggle between state party secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and former chief minister and present leader of the opposition VS Achuthanandanwhich splintered the party monolith beyond repairis at the core of the suicide phenomenon The CPMs history of driving Malayalis up the wall with notorious anti-people tactics like noku kooli or look-on-charge might have had the seed of the death-wish in it For those unlearned in noku koolia brief summary will be enlightening You aresaymoving house The worker comrades demand a prodigious sum to load/unload; so you decide to do it yourself with help from friends The comrades look on from a distance; when youre donethey ask to be paid the demanded wages If you dont pay upthere is a bit of violence and you get hurt The revolution in Kerala says the worker must be paid even if he doesnt work That is a kind of workers paradise even Marx did not anticipate But the story of the undivided communist partys tryst with Kerala in the forties and fifties is another matter The party was one of the prime movers of social change It triggered progressive forces in literaturetheatremusic and the arts It revolutionised the feudal caste and class equationsgave negotiating power to agricultural and industrial workersinitiated land reforms and actually functioned as an agent of enlightenment That istill the Stalinist model was hoisted on the party and it became a power-hunting robot in the hands of gurus like EMS With the split in 1964the CPMs Stalinist transformation was complete The thirst for power and money took over Intellectualswriters and artistsunable to bend to party diktatsquit en masse The party shifted focus from the impoverished agricultural sector to the world of white-collared classes where unionisation and fund-collection were effortless In returnit granted full protection to the corrupt and bestowed bounty on babus The human face of communism was erased forever Even the Congress appeared more human Perhaps nowhere else is the fascist side of the Kerala CPM so evident as in the Kannur-Thalasserry belt of north Malabar where a terrifyingly primitive sociology operates amongst the cadres Killing and getting killed is routine Godfathers rule with an iron hand The police as well as public officials are terrorised into obedience Many villages have been taken over by the partylabelled party gramam party village where only its diktat runs It also happens that the Kerala CPM is controlled by the Kannur group It is also well-known that VS has beenfor his own reasonschallenging the Kannur lobby His daring is interesting EssentiallyAchuthanandan is an undiluted Stalinist But he doesnt employ Kannurs violent tactics He is not even a street-fighter He is a cunning media-strategist who brilliantly projects himself as a saviour of Kerala and the CPM The irony is that he was put together as an icon by the Congress-supporting media to accelerate the war between him and the Kannur lobby led by Vijayan Unlike in the case of Dr Frankensteinthe medias creation is proceeding to its targets shooting from the hip and is an indefatigable provider of titillating news based on empty gestures The Kannur CPM has now been heavily implicated in the recent blood-curdling murder of TP Chandrasekharana dissident comrade who posed a major challenge to the party in that area Party workers and some functionaries have been arrested While Malayalis have learned to turn a cold eye on political murdersthe brutal artistry of this particular butchery has jolted the public After dismissing the murder as a non-eventAchuthanandansensing the public mooddeftly jumped on the bandwagon to carry forward his fight against the Kannur lobby by expressing sympathy for the murdered manopenly questioning the leadership of Vijayan and sending off a much-publicised letter to CPMs central secretariat all sound and fury signifying nothing but his own agenda The suicide processhowevergot a big boost Its Catch-22 for CPMs central leadership because they believe the demagogue in Achuthanandan is a great vote-catcherbut he will not be content with anything less than total control of the party in Kerala To give the devil his dueAchuthanandans entry into the murder scenario could help to ward off a strongly rumoured trade-off plan some elements in the ruling United Democratic Front are said to be hatching to save the decision-makers of the murder Hell of a silver lining The fact remains that the CPMs self-destructionif that happensis not a desirable development Because despite all its excesses and decadencethe CPM has historically occupied a secular spaceand a vacuum in that zone can turn deadly in the hands of communal predators Brainwashed Marxist manpower has again and again proved to be a perfect haven for other andmore poisonousbrainwashers Old habits die hard Zacharia is a Malayalam [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Politics is not a profession but a mission." 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