WB civic poll outcome a setback, says CPI

Accepting the results of West Bengal civic polls as a setback, the CPI Wednesday said the Left Front should introspect and make a proper assessment of the situation ahead of the next year`s Assembly Elections.

Updated: Jun 02, 2010, 19:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Accepting the results of West Bengal
civic polls as a setback, the CPI Wednesday said the Left Front
should introspect and make a proper assessment of the
situation ahead of the next year`s Assembly Elections.

Party national secretary D Raja said the Left Front, of
which CPI is a part, should "introspect" and take all
necessary steps and decide the way forward for facing the
Assembly elections in 2011.

"It is a setback. These are elections to local bodies.
There can be a combination of various factors. At the time of
Assembly Elections, there will be larger political issues,"
he said.

"The Left Front should take stock of the situation and
introspect and decide the way forward," he said.

Mamata Banerjee`s Trinamool Congress has inflicted a
crushing blow to the ruling Left front in the civic polls,
capturing the prestigious Kolkata Municipal Corporation and
bagging 36 other municipalities.

PTI