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(From The Statesman (India))
The KMC farce has sullied the Trinamul's image and robbed West Bengal of an Opposition which could have made the CPI-M less audacious, writes UDAY BASU NO external force is needed to split the Trinamul Congress, chuckled state CPI-M secretary Anil Biswas when a farce was being played out at Kolkata Municipal Corporation earlier this week. His glee might have been that of a rival politician but it reflected the sad state of West Bengal's main Opposition party.
The power wrangling among Trinamul's mayor-in-council (MIC) members dealt a body blow to the party's claim that only its leader Mamata Banerjee could dethrone the Left Front in the state. …