Monday, March 09, 2009

Principled Politics - 2

Here's something from CPI(M)-led Left Front:

The Left Front, which has been pushing for the reservation of one- third of the seats in Parliament for women, has fielded only two women out of 42 candidates in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha elections.

In 2004, the Left Front had fielded five women from the state, known as a staunch Leftist bastion, and three of them won. But this time, it has retained only two of the three women who had won in 2004.


  1. Shubashree said...

    I think it's a little bit of a joke that the women politicians quoted here should think their party is in any position to "set an example" to other states when it comes to fielding women candidates. Don't you think so?

    It's all the more sad coming from a party that supposedly subjects it's members to self-criticism.

    BTW I must declare I suppose that I am not against the principles that the CPs stand for!
    Shuba Desikan

  2. Anonymous said...

    Abi: As we know we need to endure such tamasha for the next two months, why don't you start a separate blog on this?

    The idea is for a group blog at wordpress or blogspot to cover Indian 2009 election news (and crap etc.) alone. A one stop for readers interested in political commentary.

    I presume the real use of such a blog comes only after the election; we can refer to all the party "promises" at one place...

  3. Pratik Ray said...

    The only example CPM sets is that of bandhs :)

  4. Anonymous said...

    "The only example CPM sets is that of bandhs"

    How about goondayism in Kerala?

  5. Anonymous said...

    arrrgghhh!!! these idiotic communists suck.