Kolkata: In an apparent move against the
Opposition ahead of the Assembly polls, West Bengal Chief
Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday asked primary teachers
affiliated to Left organisations to create a public awareness
about "those posing a danger to the state".
"Tell the guardians about those who are posing danger
to the state. Who is bringing the Maoists to the state? Who is
opposing setting up of schools and industries? Take these
questions to the people," he told a rally of four Left
organisations whose members won the recent Primary Teachers`
Bhattacharjee, on various occasions earlier, had
accused the Trinamool of joining hands with the Maoists.
Stating the government had full faith in teachers, the
chief minister sought their cooperation in preventing primary
school dropouts and to ensure that mid-day meals were served
He said that job opportunities cannot be created
without industries. "The youth are demanding jobs. Should we
ask them to take up agriculture?"
Without naming Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee, Left
Front chairman Biman Bose ridiculed the opposition party`s
depiction of its chief as a "symbol of honesty."
"There are hoardings all over the state describing her
as a symbol of honesty. The other day, she said that a `police
and military raj` was in the state. If it is so, how are we or
the opposition parties able to hold rallies? Those who lie
cannot be honest," Bose claimed.
Pointing out that a number of teachers have been
martyred in the struggle for their rights, he called upon them
to remain prepared for more sacrifices.