Kolkata: Facing a stiff challenge to stem
the decline of the Left Front in West Bengal, Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today asserted that the alternative to
the Front rule was anarchy and asked supporters not to be
demoralised by the success of the opposition.
"Change for what? Anarchy? West Bengal is in no mood to
fall behind. We want to move ahead in agriculture, industry,
education, health, human development. Is there any substitute
to it?" Bhattacharjee told a Left Front rally to mark the
completion of 33 years of uninterrupted rule in the state.
"Does the change mean flight of capital from West Bengal?
We cannot reverse industrialisation. We cannot allow another
Singur to happen in West Bengal. There is no power which can
stop our drives for industrialisation," he said.
Bhattacherjee appealed to the Left supporters not to bow
down before the Trinamool Congress-led opposition and take a
pledge on the occasion to expose Mamata Banerjee`s call for
ushering in a political change in the one year left before the
2011 Assembly poll.
The Opposition has no principles, he said, alleging an
attempt was being made to create a terrible situation in the
Describing Maoists as a menace, he said West Bengal had
seen Naxalism in the late 60s, but they have re-emerged in the
state in new forms and in new way.
Maoists, who were confined to West Midnapore, Bankura and
Purulia districts, were trying to make inroads into fresh
areas, he said.
Apparently referring to the handling of the Nandigram
issue, Bhattacharjee said, "There were mistakes in the
implementation of many programmes. Mistakes have been
rectified in the light of the experiences".