THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The policies implemented during the Left Government’s tenure in West Bengal were somehow similar to the ones carried out by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the national-level.
“The ill-effects of some of these policies adversely affected the Left in Bengal and the UPA in Parliamentary election.
Now it is time to watch how the newly-elected BJP Government would tackle the ill-effects of the failed policies which were implemented by the UPA,” KPCC president V M Sudheeran said.
He said that all political parties should go in for an introspection after every election.
“The assessment will help the parties to find out how each election has been affecting nationalism.
This is the period of regional parties emerging to national prominence,” Sudheeran said.
He was inaugurating the 97th birth anniversary of Vakkom Abdul Khader organised by INA Hero Vakkom Khader National Foundation here on Saturday.
Sudheeran also said that a proper memorial should be instituted in the name of Vakkom Abdul Khader.
“The history of the Indian freedom struggle cannot be completed without mentioning the name of Khader,” Sudheeran said.
A seminar on the topic ‘The Future of Indian Nationalism’ was arranged as part of the birth anniversary celebration. Former head of Political Science Department, Kerala University, G Gopakumar presented the paper.
CPM leader Anathalavattom Anandan, CPI state secretary Pannian Raveendran, BJP spokesperson V V Rajesh, senior journalist R Ajithkumar and INA Hero Vakkom Khader National Foundation general secretary M M Iqbal were present.