Former chief minister Manik Sarkar addressing in Town Hall on Saturday Credit: Facebook Image

Agartala: The youth, who are showing signs of excellence in fighting the odds and are acceptable among the people, should be brought in the party and senior leaders should leave their chairs, said former chief minister and leader of the opposition Manik Sarkar on Saturday.

Sarkar was speaking in the centenary celebration of CPIM party, when he said that there is utmost necessity to make way for youths in the party and seniors leave the chairs as a section of them are getting older.

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“They (senior leaders) can’t pull themselves even if they have the desire to go at a time. They have to leave the position according to the nature of law. It is not desirable at all to occupy the place till death. Young people need to be brought in to fill their void,” Sarkar said.

Sarkar, who is also the Politburo member also discussed the current situation in Tripura, and said that the state is going through a difficult situation.

“The democracy is in danger and we are fighting to restore that democracy. We have to build a close relationship with the people through the struggle,” Sarkar added.

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He further said that the state is now fighting an ideological and political battle. That fight will continue in the coming days. The party leaders need to build closer ties with the people to make the fight more powerful.

CPIM leaders including Rama Das, Tapan Chakraborty, Goutam Das, Badal Chowdhury were also present in the centenary celebration.

Sarkar highlighted the origins of the communist movement in India and its role in the independence movement, as well as the role of the CPIM in later national politics.

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