CPM not for counter-attack in WB: Biman Bose
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 13:46
Kozhikode: CPI-M will not resort to violent methods to defend its workers and sympathisers in West Bengal who were bearing the brunt of "terror" unleashed by Trinamool Congress-led coalition since it came to power, party politburo member and West Bengal secretary Biman Bose has said.

"We don't behave like them (TMC). It will be a mistake if we resort to violence to counter the attacks on our workers," Bose said in an interview to the daily bulletin of party organ 'Desabhimani' at the ongoing 20th Congress of the CPI-M here.

"We believe in the people, who are now realising the situation," Bose said.

CPI-M was not in a hurry to return to power in Bengal, he said and felt that Mamata Banerjee should be given some more time for the people to see how she behaved and the TMC administration functioned.

"There is no short-cut to win back confidence of the people," he said, adding, CPI-M would take up aggressive campaign on people's issues and defend their rights.

Bose said 54 CPI-M cadres and four workers of other Left parties were killed in violence in the first ten months of Trinamool rule.

A total of 3,481 farmers, who were given cultivable land during LDF rule, were forcibly evicted and a majority of them belonged to scheduled castes and tribes and Muslims, he said.

He alleged that the Mamata government had made the Panchayat Raj system ineffective by appointing nominees foisted by TMC to regulate local bodies.

Bose said the campaign against the acquisition of land in Singur and Nandigram were "fabricated with the support of Imperialist forces and corporate media".

Maoists also wanted to prevent an industrial project in Nandigram as they considered the area as strategically important, he said. "We have learnt the right lessons, past mistakes and are trying to mobilise the people to face new challenges," he added.


First Published: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 13:46

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