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Updated: November 29, 2010 18:59 IST

We’ll tackle Trinamool like we handled Cong, Naxals, asserts Buddhadeb

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A file picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish
The Hindu A file picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish

CPI(M) will emerge victorious over Trinamool Congress’ “politics of violence and murder” as it had fought Congress’ “misrule” in the 70s and the Naxalite movement in West Bengal, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today claimed.

“We successfully fought Congress misrule, the violence of the Naxals and now we have taken on the Trinamool and its accomplice - the Maoists. We will surely win,” Mr. Bhattacharjee told a rally of CPI(M)’s youth wing DYFI here.

Lambasting Trinamool Congress for “blocking the State’s industrialisation by resisting Tata’s Nano project at Singur, he asked partymen to be vigilant about the “sinister design” of Mamata Banerjee’s party to “create unrest” through its politics of violence and murder.

“We have in our State a totally irresponsible Opposition party (Trinamool Congress) which has hatched a plot to create total lawlessness and unrest and to foil any development.

“This irresponsible and indisciplined party is bent on undoing all development projects and has thus already caused irreparable loss to the State’s economy. This party has imported a dangerous cult of violence and murder by joining hands with the Maoists,” he alleged.

“We have to be prepared to ensure that there is no conspiracy to undo our efforts for industrialisation.”

Mr. Buddhadeb alleged that the Trinamool Congress’ “acts of violence and killings kept the State government busy controlling law and order resulting in development programmes suffering.”

He claimed that for the last 34 years, the Left Front has successfully struggled for workers, peasants, teachers, employees, the poor and downtrodden.

The Chief Minister criticised the Congress for diving a wedge between the rich and poor since Independence by pursuing “wrong economic policies“.

“Congress is solely responsible for the rich-poor divide as India is the home of the world’s largest number of poor, illiterates, hungry and crorepatis as well,” Mr. Bhattacharjee told the rally blaming faulty planning and wrong economic policies for the state of affairs.

Mr. Bhattacharjee, who is CPI(M) politbureau member, said while China, having a population of 130 crore, had made rapid strides on all economic sectors after 1949, India had a long way to go with 108 crore population before it reached that level.


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