By Our Correspondent
Agartala, April 23, 2018: One month after Communist hero V.I Lenin’s 25 ft astute statue was demolished at College Square in Belonia sub-division, Tripura’s opposition CPIM yesterday observed his 149th birth anniversary at the party’s South Tripura district committee office, 3 Km away from the site where the statue used to stand.
Addressing a small event at the party office, South Tripura district committee member Trilokesh Sinha said Lenin’s statues could be demolished but his ideology could not be erased. He said that his party would continue to struggle to revive from the poll debacle.
CPM and its Left Front allies – Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), CPI faced a massive defeat in Feb 18 assembly polls this year and were reduced from 51 seats in the previous assembly to 16 seats in the current one.
Meanwhile, CPM observed central event of Lenin’s birth anniversary at Bhanu Ghosh Smriti Bhavan, which is the party’s West Tripura district office. Party leader Samit Chakraborty said that attacks on left supporters were at the highest now, even worse than Congress-TUJS regime which unseated the second Left Front government led by former chief minister Late Nripen Chakraborty in 1988.
He added that his party would try to ‘learn’ from mistakes committed in the past and revive with peoples’ support ahead.
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