The Hindustan Times reports on Mr. Prakash Karat's brave attempt to explain why the communists were defeated in the recent Parliamentary elections in India:
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday alleged that all imperialist forces had teamed up against the communists and were launching concerted attacks on the leftists in India.
"I have seen that many anti-communist groups have ganged up against us and they are launching concerted attacks on the CPI-M led government in West Bengal as well as in other parts of the country," CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat told a seminar on the occasion of commemorating the birth centenary of late communist leader EMS Namboodiripad in Kolkata.
Horror of horrors! Who could have imagined that the anti-communists would gang up against the communists? If only the anti-communist forces had ganged up for the communists, and supported the governments of Kerala and West Bengal, Karat & Co. would have won handily. Stupid imperialists!