OXYMORONS and the expressions that they use

22 11 2007

The intellectual leftist and Freedom of expression and the Common man and the Right to information well they sounded synonymous (atleast to us the common man on the street) not any more.

Left against Nandigram issue to be raised in Parliament (This is from NDTV)
Press Trust of India
Thursday, November 15, 2007 (New Delhi)
As opposition BJP plans to disrupt Parliament proceedings on the Nandigram issue, the Left parties today decided not to allow it to be raised saying it was a ”state subject”.After a meeting of four Left parties, the leaders maintained that the Nandigram issue was a ”state law and order subject”.They said it could not be discussed in Parliament as rules did not permit such matters to be raised.”Parliament functions according to rules. Whatever the rules permit, can be discussed. Nandigram can be discussed in the West Bengal Assembly but not in Parliament,” CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta told a joint press conference with other Left leaders including his party colleague D Raja and CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, Basudeb Acharia and Rupchand Pal.

And then there is the cracks in the left front dont you see them if not here is what the newspapers say…..

Nandigram: RSP tries to form intellectual forum, poet says no
Express News Service

KOLKATA, NOVEMBER 18: The RSP, a partner in the Left Front Government, is apparently trying to build a separate forum of Left intellectuals.
On Sunday, RSP minister Kshiti Goswami, who has been boycotting his office at Writers’ Building for the entire month, met poet Shankha Ghosh along with party colleagues Manoj Bhattacharya and Shubhranshu Bandopadhyay. Last week, the poet, who left his post as vice-chairman of state-run Bangla Academy in protest against the March 14 police firing, had joined the rally of intellectuals critical of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s policies on Nandigram.
“They are all basically Leftists, but the CPI(M) has antagonised them on the Nandigram issue. This has served a body blow to the Left movement. Our aim is to salvage some of the damage. We told Shankha that he should take an initiative to form a new forum of Left intellectuals because the situation demands it,” Goswami told The Indian Express.

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