CPM not for counter-attack in WB: Biman Bose

Last Updated: Sunday, April 8, 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.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 13:46

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