Baksi (WB): Forecasting a non-Left
Front government in West Bengal, Union Finance minister Pranab
Mukherjee claimed on Saturday that voters had given a `clear
verdict` in the last three phases of polling.
"Voters have given quite a clear verdict in the last
three phases of polling in the state and with the
completion of election in the remaining three phases, the
mandate will help installation of a non-Left government,"
Mukherjee told an election rally here in Howrah district.
Alleging that the CPI(M)-led Front had caused `immense
harm` to the people in the state in the last 35 years,
Mukherjee said "central funds remained unutilised in the state
and the government failed to enforce the 100-day job scheme.
"I wonder what the Front government did in all these
years in the state and it is sad to think that it failed to
respect the huge mandate given to it by the people in last
Assembly elections in 2006," Mukherjee said. "Rather, it was
busy employing its armed cadre in torturing people."
The Congress leader said it was high time the CPI(M)
`left` Bengal. "The sooner it leaves the state, the better for
the people of West Bengal."
Mukherjee also referred to the unseemly language being
used by `some CPI(M) leaders` in election meetings. "I
strongly condemn such unparliamentary language which has no
place in our culture."