TC`s allegation on civic polls nothing new: CPM
New Delhi: The CPI(M) today rubbished
Trinamool Congress` allegation that the Left party had rigged
the West Bengal civic polls using "guns and goons", saying it
was hearing these accusations for the past 30 years.
"This is nothing new. We have been hearing this for
the past 30 years. Only thing is that I wish they (Trinamool
Congress) become more creative and come up with newer terms
and phrases," CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury told
He was responding to Trinamool Congress` allegation
that the CPI(M) was using "guns and goons" to win the polls,
seen as the semi-final to next year`s West Bengal assembly
The civic body elections were held on May 30 and the
counting would take place tomorrow.
Yechury said if last year`s Lok Sabha elections were
set as the benchmark, the Left Front should not win more than
21 out of 81 municipalities.
"Anything that we win more than that is exactly the
reverse of what you are saying. Let us wait," he said when
asked whether the poll results would be seen as a rejection of
"This is not our benchmark. This is your benchmark. We
will go by your benchmark," Yechury said adding they feel the
civic polls are fought on local issues and state elections on
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