The party, which ruled Bengal with a near absolute mandate for 35 years, suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of arch rival Trinamool Congress in 2011.
    
Since then it had tried to stage a comeback by organizing programmes which at best evinced some lukewarm support.
    
The scenario changed for the better last month when it organized two successive programmes. First, the Left Front sponsored peasants' march to the state secretariat on August 27 and second, the 'successful' implementation of the countrywide general strike in West Bengal on September 2.
    
"The two back to back successive political movements itself shows that not only there is a disillusionment among the masses, but we are also regaining our political support base as the people are realizing that what we have been saying about the Trinamool Congress is true," CPI(M) politburo member and West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose said.
    
Bose said, "When a government comes to power with a massive mandate, the masses want to give them some time. But when after four years things do not move rather the situation has worsened, people have realized the true colors of TMC."
    
According to CPI-M politburo member Mohammed Salim the revival path of CPI(M), the largest constituent of Left Front, being able to make a turn around was first witnessed when CPI(M) led Left Front managed to increase marginally its vote share in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election in April, this year.

 

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