CPM promotes caste based discrimination, Says Resigned Marxist Veteran

via With Media Inputs published on November 1, 2008

Agartala: Veteran Communist
party leader from Tripura resigned from the party accusing the party leadership
of promoting caste based discrimination, Lack of inner party democracy and autocracy.


 

Jiten Sarkar along with a
group of party workers, joined the newly-formed Dalit Samajtantrik Dal,
recently floated by another former MLA and leader of CPI(M) Nakul Das. Sarkar
alleged that scheduled caste people were dominated by members of other castes
within the party and many able leaders were ditched  only because they belonged to the scheduled
caste.


 

Sarkar has been elected
from Teliamura constituency for consecutive five terms since 1978 and was the
speaker of the Assembly for two terms from 1994.

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