The Communist Party of West Bengal, turned on its supporters, the peasants and stole their land, this article is an excellent critique of 'stagiest' forms of Marxism....socialism is opposition to enclosure, introducing capitalism as a stage towards socialism is wrong, however despite the repression the peasants won just like the indigenous of Peru.
This by the way is from the ever excellent 21st Century Socialism site.
While some loss of peasant support on account of Singur and Nandigram was anticipated in West Bengal, it was thought that the opposition’s thwarting of “development” would make the urban middle class switch to the Left as the preferred alternative (because of which pictures of the Nano car were posted all over the state as part of the CPI(M)’s campaign to remind the electorate of the opposition’s intransigence in thwarting “industrialisation”).
As a matter of fact, however, the Left lost votes both among the urban middle class and among the peasants and the rural poor. It lost votes among the urban middle class because this segment could not stomach the Left’s anti-imperialism and its fallout in the form of a distancing from the UPA; it lost votes among the peasants and the rural poor because the Left’s anti-imperialism was insufficient, in the sense that it did not extend to the formulation of an alternative economic policy.