New Delhi: CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat, who is being held responsible for the historic defeat Left Front government in West Bengal, is not willing to take the onus on himself for the cause.

Karat is invoking the ‘collective responsibility’ theory to defend himself for the poll debacle which uprooted the 34-year rule of the Left Front in West Bengal.

 “When I did not take credit for 2006 win, why should I alone take the blame for 2011 defeat”, Karat said to have propounded in his defense.

The anti-Karat lobby will get an opportunity to attack the general secretary during the Central Committee meeting to be held in Hyderabad.

Karat, meanwhile, is asking the party workers not to leave the sinking ship especially when Left has already begun to analyse the political loss from the defeat.

During the next three weeks, election review will be completed in all the states. Loopholes in the party’s functioning will also be listed.

Apart from finding reasons for defeat in elections, party’s Central Committee meeting will also mull strategy for future.


However, even after the review, party workers have not been able to digest their humiliating defeat.

Bengal lobby has already put the central leadership in the dock. Pro-Achutanandan lobby is also likely to attack the central leadership for supporting unreliable leaders.

The issue of P Vijayan faction not supporting the party in Assembly elections will also be raised in the meeting. The meeting will also address the post poll violence in West Bengal.

JPN/Bureau