In the 2015 assembly elections, CPI-ML almost won three seats on its own – Balrampur, Darauli and Tarari. Of course, Tarari won the seat with a very small margin – probably by a quarter or two hundred and fifty hundred votes. But there was also a strong gesture of his return to Bhojpur region. Sudama Prasad achieved this feat after two decades. Of course, then a coalition of many parties in the name of the Left Front was with him, but in those elections, CPI-CPI-M could not open anyone’s account. Clearly, Male’s victory was his own.
This time Male is involved in the grand alliance. It has got nineteen seats, while including CPI-CPI, it has about half the seats. From this it is clear that in today’s politics, Male is the representative party of the left ideology. But instead of being happy with this, he has to understand what a big challenge is in front of him.
The first challenge is to explain to a lot of her old people why she is joining the Grand Alliance. Many sad memories of the party are from the era of the Janata Dal or RJD governments. In one phase, his workers have suffered a lot of oppression. Then the wound of his hard-hearted student leader Chandrashekhar, who was killed at the hands of Shahabuddin’s operatives in Siwan, still haunts the people who are emotionally or organizationally connected to Male. Even before this, when there was talk of Male’s alliance with the Grand Alliance, this argument also came up.
Apart from this, Lalu Yadav had made a dent in the biggest success of CPI male in parliamentary politics. Lalu Yadav broke many of the party’s seven elected MLAs. For years, Lalu Yadav cleared the political land which was being watered by male activists in a single stroke.
With the recollection of all these wounds, if the CPI-ML is joining with Lalu Yadav, then there must have been a long thought process behind it. The biggest hiccup would have been about Lalu Yadav and his party’s image and its ideological chaos. Because despite claiming social justice representation, the RJD has emerged as a party of domineering leaders of the middle castes, who have the power to stop the BJP in Bihar to an extent. Lalu Yadav, who created the Muslim equation of Yadav, has been helpful to him despite a lot of wear and tear and also his organizational strength. Apart from this, RJD has an image about corruption and dynasty which can disappoint its supporters.
Despite this, if Male decided to stand with the coalition, then there would have been at least two arguments that would form the basis of his decision. Firstly, the theoretical argument that it is necessary to stop BJP now. The fascist agenda she is running in the dress of democracy, anyone can join hands for it. What Lohia had said about joining hands with Satan in the context of the Congress applies to the BJP in the current context. So the decision to join the Grand Alliance is right in order to try to stop the anti-BJP votes being split. There is another aspect of this decision. The CPI can strengthen its position in the assembly by joining the Male Mahagathbandhan. If he gets 10-12 seats with the help of the Grand Alliance, then one should not be too surprised. In 2015, she got 1.5 percent votes in Bihar when she fought alone.
But if there is any such success, then there are risks too. The question of how to replace the agenda of communism in the slowly changing parliamentary politics, how to develop it as a tool to fight crime and capitalism, has left behind in our time, despite being very important. . In this era of frightening rise of right-wing around the world – and in the context of its characteristic characteristics of Indian politics – the challenges of a party like Male further increase. This is particularly important because Male is born in the face of a long debate and a lot of violent attacks within the party regarding parliamentary politics. Even then, the question was whether the ML would be able to preserve its left agenda within parliamentary politics? It is true that in these twenty years, the dream of the proletarian revolution has been left behind and parliamentary democracy has achieved a kind of global consensus – the need to reconcile the new truths with eyes and hands is also felt within the Left. In this regard, now the opportunities have increased for the male within the alliance, the same challenge has also increased. If it does not become like other parties, an organizational and ideological guidelines and training is also needed. This time the party has fielded AISA leader from Paliganj and former JNU general secretary Sandeep Saurabh and Appva state secretary Shashi Yadav from Digha. Obviously, these young faces arouse hope. For this an organizational and ideological guidelines and training is also needed. This time the party has fielded AISA leader from Paliganj and former JNU general secretary Sandeep Saurabh and Appva state secretary Shashi Yadav from Digha. Obviously, these young faces arouse hope. For this an organizational and ideological guidelines and training is also needed. This time the party has fielded AISA leader from Paliganj and former JNU general secretary Sandeep Saurabh and Appva state secretary Shashi Yadav from Digha. Obviously, these young faces arouse hope.
As always, there is a huge crowd at the party’s rallies, which the media is ignoring as usual. It also shows that the mass base of Male is left among the poor and weak people of the country. While rallying in Buxar, BJP President JP Nadda has to talk about the danger of the male, this also shows that there is a kind of uneasiness in the political parties about his prospects. Actually from here, the male can make his way, provided that he is not so much lost in the path of alliance that he becomes part of it at all. Even in the coalition, he will have to maintain his separate identity.