Sonia Gandhi took more than a month to thank her parliamentary constituency, Rae Bareli voters. Nevertheless she injected enough rhetoric to wake up coma struck Congress leaders and cadres in Uttar Pradesh against Mulayam Singh Yadav run Samajwadi party government. But as usual her followers found it too sweet to hear from their chief about the possibility of overthrowing currently fragile S.P. On the other side, Com. Prakash Karat is going around the country to mobilize support to bring down Manmohan Singh run coalition sarkar in the center. After closing the Central Committee meeting in Hyderabad, the Left chieftain met politically down Chandrababu Naidu. They mutually agreed and appeased to place a non-congress and non-BJP government in Delhi soon. Next Karat called on DMK supremo, M. Karunanidhi when the octogenarian came to Delhi to seek more funds for his pet projects in Tamil Nadu. Then the comrade hit the road to Lucknow where Mulayam found it too useful to hear red news about the new political setup. This came at the critical stage of cycle riding S.P chief’s political isolation. With U.P assembly election just a year away and court cases against his family regarding disproportionate wealth is rubbing salt to his wounds, new activism of Left came as soother to Mulayam Singh.
Add these parties MPs to the Left strength in the parliament. Is that not making a formidable combination to pull down Congress managed coalition government in the center? Yes, the recent assembly elections and clean sweep of Left in West Bengal and Kerala had given enough guts to comrades to take this tough mission. But Congress is busy with fighting inside and troubling coalition partners across the country. Administration is completely out of control at the center with different power points pulling in different directions.
More importantly Congress is innocent of Left tricks and coolly taking communists in its arms in the states where the former is strong. For instance in Punjab, Andra Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Communists have struck alliance with Congress. The explicit Left rhetoric is that they want to defeat communal BJP in these states. But implicitly comrades want to build up their organizational structure in all these states. If their real concern is to trash communal forces why not they give Congress a good share of MLAs in Kerala and West Bengal?
Apart from this political assault, revolutionary comrades are intruding deep into the forests of the nation to take tribals into their fold. More than 160 districts are already in the hands of Naxalites. A red corridor starting from Nepal runs through Jharkhand, Bihar and reaches Andra Pradesh in south. Is this not inspiring for many frustrated and unemployed youth to take up arms? Yes of course many young Indians are asking the route and contacts numbers of Naxalite leaders to join their force. At this do or die battle stage, politicking of law and order is high. Congress government in Delhi is keen to blame BJP run states in Jharkhand, Chattisgarh for security failures.
Greedy Congress leaders with the hope to capture power on their own are messing up with regional coalition arrangements. In Maharastra they tried to play with the mighty Maratha warlord Sharad Pawar regarding the NCP nominee for Rajya Sabha. Shrewd Pawar quickly dismantled Congress connections and struck rapport with Shiv Sena to get his nominee – Rahul Bajaj elected to the upper house.
In Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad is trying to completely debunk PDP Chief Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. From top to bottom, Congress is affected with coalition mismanagement and factionalism. In the union cabinet most of the Congress ministers are performing dismally and defying Prime Minister’s line to report to the madam in 10. Janpath.
Congress is collapsing; BJP is not in a position to rearrange its army to face the next election. The only alternative remaining is Third Front with comrades leading in the front. Given the combat strategies and young Karats and Yechurys on the top of the Left there is little doubt that Communist government is very near to India.
The days are not far to see Communist governments in India and Nepal. Having agreed to participate in the coalition government run by Girija Prasad Koirala, CPN (M) led by Prachanda is going to contest the near future parliamentary elections. Given their clout and arm-twisting in the interior areas of Nepal there is a fine probability for the radical Leftists to conquer the Himalayan Kingdom soon. Marx is laughing in his tomb about this red possibility in south Asia!