‘Buddha’s higher than Stalin, Mao and Lenin’

Rudranghsu Mukherjee in The Telegraph, Calcutta:

“In the communist pantheon, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will occupy, when history passes its verdict, a higher pedestal than Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and even that leader beyond human reproach, Vladimir Illyich Lenin. This is because Bhattacharjee is the only communist leader under whose aegis the State has actually withered away in one part of the world. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has ushered West Bengal into the ultimate communist utopia….

“Incompetence is the utopia of the communists, since it allows party cadre to have a free run of violence and terror. West Bengal is that dystopia: ‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here’.”

Read the full article here: Where party rules