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Trinamool to Guv: CPI (M) wasting money through advertisements

Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 23:51

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Thursday sought
Governor M K Narayanan`s intervention in the wastage of "huge
amounts" of money by the ruling CPI(M) on "advertising" its
achievements ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls.

Senior Trinamool leader Partha Chatterjee, in a letter to
the Governor, complained that the government, "Which ran a
debt burden of Rs two lakh crores, was wasting huge amounts on
advertisements in TV channels and FM radio to propagate the
party`s cause."

Such wastage of money when the government is bankrupt
economically is deplorable, Chatterjee, who is the Leader of
the Opposition in the state Assembly, told reporters here.

"We have sought immediate intervention of the Governor
in the matter, especially in view of the prospect that the
burden of the uneconomic spending would be passed on to the
next government as the scoresheet of performance of the ruling
Left Front is zero," he said.

Incidentally, Railway Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata
Banerjee has been criticised by the Left for allegedly
promoting her party in railway ads with CPI-M state secretary
Biman Bose remarking that she was advertising her party and
the expenses were being borne by the Railways.

Banerjee had shot back, saying she "does not need media
publicity to promote her efforts."


First Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 23:51
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