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Bull's Eye

Some leaders and some parties may pay a heavy price for selecting "winnable" candidates.

Bull's Eye
Bull's Eye
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Ironically, the politician who might suffer most for ignoring this truth is the much vaunted ideologue, Prakash Karat. The CPI(M) leader had built a media reputation of favouring Marxian ideology over political expediency. But look how the scales are falling! Karat is self-destructive not because he opposes the popular policies of his opponents. He is self-destructive because he seems to be rubbishing his own policies. And he is committing this political harakiri in his home state, Kerala!

Karl Marx was passionately opposed to exploitation. Can governments practise corruption without the most blatant exploitation of people? Rooting out corruption should surely be the prime objective of those combating the exploitative capitalist system? But what did Prakash Karat do?

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