West Bengal polls to be a keen contest: Bardhan

The CPI has said the forthcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal will be a keen contest and expressed the hope that the Left Front will retain power in the state.

Last Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Nagpur: The CPI has said the forthcoming
Assembly elections in West Bengal will be a keen contest and
expressed the hope that the Left Front will retain power in
the state.

"The West Bengal Assembly elections will be a keen and
bitter contest," CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan told PTI.

Trinamool Congress poses a formidable challenge, but
despite some "mistakes", the Left Front Government will be
able to retain power, said Bardhan, whose party is part of
the ruling alliance in West Bengal.

The veteran Communist accused Mamata Banerjee`s party of
having links with the Maoists.

The pre-poll violence has exposed the nexus between TC and
the Maoists. Recent raids on a guest house found armed Maoists
at TC premises, the 85-year-old CPI leader said.

PTI