CPI(M) has lost political ground: Trinamool Congress
Taking a dig at the CPI(M) on Wednesday, a Trinamool Congress leader today said that the West Bengal CM and other senior ministers were campaigning only in their own constituencies as the party had lost political ground.
Kolkata: Taking a dig at the CPI(M) on Wednesday,
a Trinamool Congress leader today said that the West Bengal
Chief Minister and other senior ministers were campaigning
only in their own constituencies as the party had lost
"Buddhadebbabu, Goutambabu and his comrades are in
such a state of panic about their fate in the West Bengal
assembly elections that they are campaigning only in their own
constituencies instead of electioneering statewide," Trinamool
Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee said here.
Alleging that the Left Front government had failed in
its over three decade tenure in the state, Chatterjee referred
to Housing Minister Goutam Deb`s potshots at Mamata at a press
conference yesterday, and said that the minister should first
clarify what the state government had done in the last 34
Chatterjee also condemned Deb`s reference to the TC
chief that `if CPI(M) is in coma, she is brain dead`.
"Goutambabu is ill and has lost his mental balance,"
"Deb and the CPI(M) welcomes Mamata Banerjee`s death.
This is their culture. We are against attacking any individual
in such way, which is indecent and in bad taste," he said.
"Goutambabu is trying to misguide people, but will not
be able to influence public sentiment which has gone against
them," Chatterjee said.
Attacking Deb he asked, "How dare he criticise work in
other departments, while his department has failed to reply
to the CAG which observed that HIDCO violated the Centre`s
policy on rehabilitation and sought a clarification.
At least in 18 cases, CAG issued show-cause notices to
the state government, Chatterjee, Leader of the Opposition
in state Assembly, said.
Pointing to the 25 judicial inquiries instituted by
the LF government in 34 years, Chatterjee asked, "how many
reports were made public?"
Chatterjee defended his party chief`s contention
during a TV interview on employment in Railways and questioned
how many received employment during LF rule when before each
election it had promised to give jobs to 2.5 lakh people.
"The LF government has gone bankrupt with a
two-lakh-crore-debt, but the ruling party continues to act
like a dictator," he said.