Left has lost touch with people, people want change: Kshiti
A senior leader and minister in ruling Left Front government in West Bengal today said the alliance has "lost" touch with the people and "people want a change".
Kolkata: A senior leader and minister in
ruling Left Front government in West Bengal today said the
alliance has "lost" touch with the people and "people want a
"The Front has remained in power for long. Now, people
want a change. Earlier, only a handful clamoured for change in
the guard. Now the demand has become widespread," RSP leader
and PWD Minister Kshiti Goswami told newsmen.
Calling for `ruthless self-introspection` by Left Front
to see why it had lost touch with the people in its 33 years
of rule, he said "we must find out why we are becoming
unacceptable to the people. Front activists right from leaders
to the workers will have to analyse the reasons."
Goswami, who had criticised Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee and his party CPI(M) on various occasions
earlier, said it was immaterial whether or not the Left Front
returned to power in coming assembly elections.
"It is more important for Left parties to continue their
struggle for social change. They are carrying out their
struggle in many places of the country where they are not in
power. Therefore, it is no cause for disappointment," he said.
Yesterday, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had
called for immediate measures to rectify lapses in planning,
particularly in land acquisition.
In an interview to CPI(M) mouthpiece `Ganashakti` on the
occasion of 33 years of Left Front rule in the state, the
chief minister said faulty planning was responsible for the
negative performance of the Left Front government since the
last Lok Sabha poll.
He said it was imperative that fertile land was protected
and industries set up only on barren land.