TMC is struggling
The Trinamool Congress is facing a difficult situation with the desertion of some of its prominent MLAs (‘Baying for Bengal’, January 3). Mamata’s overbearing attitude has created displeasure among the party’s rank and file. The ebullient uprising of the Trinamool Congress under Mamata’s stewardship uprooted the 34-year-old Left Front rule in West Bengal. But the same party is now struggling to consolidate its hold. West Bengal is on the threshold of political transformation.
It is sad to see the near decimation of the CPI(M) in West Bengal. They say many in the CPI(M) helped the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. West Bengal was once a bastion of the communists.
Don’t waste page
‘Not personal vendetta, Guha?’ by Mani Shankar Aiyar (January 3) showed that personal loyalty matters more to a politician who has become a relic.
THE WEEK should not allow its precious pages to be hijacked with the intention of promoting devotion to certain leaders.
Come together, BJP and Congress
The BJP has been trying to establish itself as a major player in Kerala, backed by power at the Centre (‘Waiting for upgrade’, January 3). Yes, the BJP has broken the political equilibrium that Kerala has maintained for the last 40 years, but it was unsuccessful in containing the Congress-led United Democratic Front. Still, the BJP’s presence in the state is getting wider and deeper.
The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front lacks ethical integrity. So, it is better for the BJP to join hands with the Congress [UDF] in Kerala in the upcoming assembly elections.