Few people would have thought that the rule of about 40 years would be nearing to such a disgraceful exit. Though its still not exit but still it’s the path of exit. Well I am talking of the CPM’s rule in West Bengal. People used to say that CPM could never be removed from Writer’s Building. They somehow had mastery in the science of winning elections and coming back to power again and again. No force whatsoever was able to dislodge them from West Bengal.
But things have changed dramatically over the last few months. CPM has suffered greatly from the mass movements in Nandigram and Singur where a chemical plant and a TATA motors factory were to be set up. But due to pressure from local people with the support from Trinamool Congress and other environmental activists, the project could not be implemented. TATA had to shift its factory to Gujarat. Due to this the general response of the public towards CPM suffered. And the affects were very much visible in the last Lok Sabha elections and the recent by-elections to a few of the assembly seats. The CPM went blank. So it can easily be speculated that the days of CPM in West Bengal are closing up.