CM admits `arrogant behaviour` has alienated people from party

With the Left Front in WB facing its toughest challenge in the upcoming Assembly elections, CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee admitted that some CPI-M leaders were behaving "arrogantly", which had earned a bad name for his party.

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011, 00:32 AM IST

Kolkata: With the Left Front in West
Bengal facing its toughest challenge in the upcoming Assembly
elections, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday
admitted that some CPI-M leaders were behaving "arrogantly",
which had earned a bad name for his party.

Their behaviour with people had alienated some
people ahead of the coming poll, he told a massive Left Front
rally here.

"I call upon them to correct themselves and go to
the people to admit their mistakes," Bhattacharjee said.

"The next few months are crucial and we have to
correct our mistakes. We cannot tolerate the tendency of a few
leaders to boss over people and throw their weight around.

This is unacceptable. Go to the people, bow your heads and
listen to their problems," he said.

He also conceded that the government has committed
"some mistakes" during its tenure and assured the people that
they were being rectified now.

Criticising Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said,
"So many stones have been laid that it will be difficult to
uproot all of them."

He asked the youths not to expect employment from
those proposed projects.

PTI