Confusion in workers with split in Left parties in the district
Confusion prevailed in the district with Left parties declaring two separate candidates with Lal Nishan Party's (LNP) Atul Dighe and Peasants and Workers Party's (PWP) Sampatrao Pawar-Patil for Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency for the ensuing general elections which is scheduled for April 24.
It could be a good alternative with third front but with only discussion on central level it could not bear any results from this discussion and its impact on local level now.
One time a PWP's bastion, in which Congress and other political parties had took a period of time to gap in this bastion , PWP took many agitations for farmers including electricity and water rates, the party gave support to farmers of this district and also adjoining districts.
PWP's senior leader Prof N D Patil, who's word is important even today, could not give a decision on left parties unanimously candidature for Kolhapur seat.
On other hand Communist Party of India (CPI) senior leader Govindra Pansare supported Mr Dighe, who is contesting as LNP.
With no census in Left parties, two candidates now in the fray for Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency. Now there was a real question to whom the exact to divert Left party voters on the ground of failure of its single candidate.
It was reality that Left were loyalist and firm on their thoughts but it could expect a possibility of split in left movement in the future with contesting two left candidates Mr Pawar-Patil (PWP) and Mr Dighe (LNP).
(Posted on 06-04-2014)