On Assembly Election Results

March 10, 2022

The Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The BJP has won a second successive victory in the UP elections. With intensified communal polarization, control over large sections of the media and immense money power, BJP retained government with a reduced majority. Despite the immense economic hardships faced by the people, relief measures like provision of free foodgrains, have had an impact.

The BJP has also won the Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur elections.

In Punjab the Aam Aadmi Party has won a sweeping victory. The people of Punjab have voted for a decisive  change rejecting the two traditional parties, the Congress and Akali Dal.

Overall, these results indicate the continuing dominance of right-wing politics. The Left and democratic forces will evolve fresh strategies and redouble their efforts in the fight against the Hindutva-Corporate regime, its policies and growing authoritarianism.

On Assembly Election Results

March 7, 2012

 Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
On Assembly Election Results
The overall results of the five assembly elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur constitute a setback for the Congress party. It has the lost government in Goa; it has failed to win in Punjab, where it should have benefitted from the anti-incumbency against the Akali Dal-led government and the cyclical  change in government that has been taking place there. It has fared badly in Uttar Pradesh and just managed to be ahead by one seat in Uttarakhand wherein too it should have gained from the anti-incumbency factor. The sole exception has been its outright victory in Manipur. But this has no wider significance given the abnormal and specific conditions prevailing there.
Part of this failure can be attributed to the people’s discontent against price rise and corruption for which they hold the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre responsible.
The victory of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh is remarkable. The verdict is not only against the Mayawati government, but the people have rejected the BJP and the Congress too. The BJP in particular has failed to make any headway.
The results show also that the BJP is not seen as a credible alternative to the Congress. Apart from its performance in UP, the BJP lost in Uttarkhand and its seats have been reduced in Punjab.

The CPI(M) has performed poorly in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. This underlines the need to strengthen the Party, its mass activities and organisation in these two states.