Is Yechury next Red boss?
New Delhi: 'Didigiri' appears set to shatter the 'dadagiri' of the Red bosses after the battering they got from Cyclone Mamata in the West Bengal civic polls. The buzz is that CPI-M top man Prakash Karat is seriously thinking of handing over the baton to Sitaram Yechury.
Party insiders say although he still enjoys the full backing of the party's Kerala state committee, West Bengal leaders are not happy with him for severing all ties with the Congress over the India-US nuclear deal. Unlike Karat's Stalinist hardline, Yechury's pragmatism is seen widely as his plus point. They believe the party could re-build a bridge with the Congress under Yechury's leadership.
A section in the party believes a change in the CPI-M leadership may take place later this year before the assembly polls in West Bengal and Kerala next year.
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