CPI(M) points to GJM support to TC/Cong as `separatist`
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Last Updated: Friday, April 01, 2011, 18:01
Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Friday swiftly seized on the announcement of support to the Trinamool Congress and Congress by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in the West Bengal assembly elections to dub it as 'an alliance of separatist forces'.

"The Trinamool Congress has nexus with all separatist forces -- the Maoists in junglemahal and the GJM in the Darjeeling hills. We have been saying this for long and it has been proved once again," senior CPI(M) leader and Health Minister Surjya Kanta Mishra said here today.

Describing the alliance as 'reactionary and anti-people', he said "the people will give a reply in the coming assembly elections against those supporting separatist groups."

Singling out the Trinamool Congress as 'a threat to the internal security in the state', Mishra also accused the opposition party, a former ally of the BJP, of bringing the saffron party to the state.

"The burden of the NDA and UPA-II governments is now the burden of this state. People will give a fitting reply in the coming polls," Mishra, confident that the Left Front would retain power for an eighth straight time, said.

The GJM, which is fighting for a separate state of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling hills, announced support to the the TC-Congress alliance in the plains of Siliguri and Dooars yesterday.


First Published: Friday, April 01, 2011, 18:01

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