Own responsibility for alienation and resign: TC to Buddha

Addressing a party rally at Barrackpore Bhattacherjee,a CPI(M) Politburo member, blamed the highhandedness of some CPI(M) leaders for the debacle in the last Lok Sabha elections.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 00:44 AM IST

Kolkata: A day after West Bengal Chief
Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee lambasted "rude" CPI(M)
cadres holding them responsible for growing distance between
the party and the people, the Trinamool Congress on Monday said he
should resign owning moral responsibility for the "alienation"
of his government.

"He (Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee) publicly admitted at a
party rally yesterday that people were alienated from the
government because of the wrong doings of his own partymen.

Let him and the entire council of ministers resign forthwith
and seek the people`s mandate afresh," Trinamool Congress
secretary general Partha Chatterjee told reporters here.

"It is of no use pointing fingers to the partymen for
the alienation from the masses. He should himself own the
responsibility for the alienation and resign," he said.

Responding to a question, he said, "It is ridiculous
that CPI(M) raises a hue and cry over corruption when CPI(M)`s
Party Congress itself had admitted 25 per cent of its cadres
are corrupt. The party is corrupt from top to bottom."

"The Left Front has performed miserably. Fifteen lakh
people (of the state) eat only one meal per day," he claimed.

The state assembly elections are due in West Bengal by
June 11, 2011.

Addressing a party rally at Barrackpore in North 24
paraganas district yesterday, Bhattacherjee, a CPI(M)
Politburo member, blamed the highhandedness of some CPI(M)
leaders for the debacle in the last Lok Sabha elections.

He asked his party men to behave properly and keep
their heads cool.

PTI