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Sunday, 21 July 2024 9.38 PM IST

'Failed to provide benefits including pension, party lost': CPM State Secretary MV Govindan


MALAPPURAM: CPM State Secretary MV Govindan said that the failure of the government to provide benefits to the common man, including pension, has become a reason for the setback in the Lok Sabha elections. He was inaugurating the national seminar 'World of EMS' at Perinthalmanna Shifa Convention Centre.

"The party lost badly in the elections. There is no point in saying that we won after losing. We will find out the reason for the defeat, correct it and move forward. The pension due to 62 lakh people has not been paid. The DA for teachers has not been fully paid. The benefits due to the weaker sections have also not been given. Due to economic vulnerability, handloom workers, weaving workers, cashew workers and other sectors could not be given the benefits they should get. Central government is treating the state government like a blockade.

Organizational problems have also influenced the vote. Tendencies that were thought to be possible after the second Pinarayi government came to power were evident in our cadres. Vote leakage happened because of that. It is dangerous that BJP has doubled its strength in 10 years. Compared to 2019, Congress lost 86,000 votes in Thrissur. LDF got 16,000 more votes. We didn't get the 1,000 votes we thought we would get," he said.

CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury will inaugurate the seminar "National Politics after EMS" today at 9.30 am.

Big disappointment: Prakash Karat

CPM politburo member Prakash Karat said that he was very disappointed with the performance of the Left Front in Kerala in the elections. He was inaugurating the seminar on 'New World Order and Cold War'. The party suffered a heavy loss. A detailed inspection will be done, errors will be fixed and will move forward. He also said that Narendra Modi, who only aims at the Hindutva agenda, cannot remain in power for long.

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