[Marxism] BJP, CPM form alliance to win panchayat polls

Jeffrey Thomas Piercy mqduck at mqduck.net
Wed Sep 2 17:49:34 MDT 2009

For those of us who haven't memorized every acronym in every context
under the sun, "BJP" stands for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a
conservative, capitalist Hindu Nationalist party. The "CPM" is the
Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Politicus E. wrote:
> >From the Times of India (29 August 2009):
> "BURDWAN: Arch rivals BJP and CPM on Friday formed an alliance to win
> a gram panchayat election in Burdwan
> district.
> "BJP leader Mala Dhara was made the chief of Purbasthali II gram
> panchayat as the 'Jatiya Ganashakti Morcha', an alliance between BJP
> and CPM, won ten out of 13 seats by defeating Trinamool Congress in
> the trust vote.
> "With seven seats, Trinamool was earlier ruling the panchayat.
> "BJP MLA Swapan Debnath, however, described CPM as an "opportunist"
> party and said the alliance was "made to honour people's
> expectations"."
> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/india/BJP-CPM-form-alliance-to-win-panchayat-polls/articleshow/4946669.cms
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