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Minister for Irrigation and Small Scale Industries Manas Bhuniya's remark that "CPM moles in the state administration are obstructing the implementation of various development programmes" has not gone down well with the officers of his own department. One special secretary, who was recently transferred to his department, is keen to take up the matter with Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh.
To date, Singur, Nandigram and organisational weaknesses were to be blamed for the CPM's successive political defeats in the state. But now senior CPM leader and state Left Front chairman Biman Bose has pointed out one more reason to the declining fortunes of the party. In an in-depth study about the reasons for the Left Front's debacles, which was published in 'Desh Hitaishi' recently, Bose blamed it on the party's failure to produce "ideal Communist leaders". "We could not groom ideal Communist leaders and workers," Bose said.