LF leaders express concern at infighting over candidates in WB

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 12:53

Kolkata: Major Left Front constituents -
RSP and Forward Bloc - have expressed concern over infighting
in their parties following selection of candidates in the
poll-bound West Bengal.

"It is very unfortunate that some of us are afflicted
by the vestiges of Congress culture. However, we are
determined to nip in the bud such indiscipline, which cannot
be tolerated in Left parties," senior RSP leader Manoj
Bhattacherjee said.

His comment followed ransacking of a party office at
Alipurduar by a section of party supporters after a senior
leader and PWD Minister Kshiti Goswami was selected to contest
from the constituency in north Bengal place of sitting party
MLA Nirmal Das.

In the 2006 Assembly polls, the RSP warhorse was
fielded from Dhakuria, which this time stood abolished because
of delimitation, prompting his party to shift him to a `safe`
seat Alipurduar.

Party supporters indulged in a similar act in Nadia
district yesterday. The supporters, reportedly close to a
local leader, allegedly vandalised a branch committee of the
party near Palashi police outpost, opposing the renomination
of sitting party MLA Dhananjoy Modak.

Similar discontent surfaced in the Forward Bloc,
which finalised the list of candidates for 34 seats, dropping
nine legislators.


First Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 12:53

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