The CPM Friday predicted demise of the UPA government in the next year’s general elections but, in a veiled attack, warned that the person being projected as next Prime Minister is far “more dangerous”.
“The UPA government will go. (Prime Minister) Manmohan Singh will also go. But the person who is the prime ministerial candidate of a political party and who is projected as the future Prime Minister is more dangerous,” CPM politburo Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said without naming the Gujarat chief minister —- BJP’s prime ministerial candidate.
The former West Bengal chief minister was addressing a public rally at Deganga in North-24 Paraganas. The meeting is one of the 40 that the party has planned in the district to gauge public mood ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
Bhattcharje reiterated that the TMC has a “secret alliance” with the BJP. “There is a secret alliance between TMC and the BJP, which is a communal force. We have got several evidences to prove this. It will be exposed in due course of time,” he said, adding, “we cannot leave the land to such a communal force. So we have to fight.”
He alleged that in last two years, no employment has been generated in the state. “The existing industries are set to move out of the state. The condition of agriculturists is also deteriorating. The farmers are not getting (adequate) price (for their produce) and are committing suicide,” he added.
North-24 Paraganas district secretary of CPM, Gautam Deb added: “When the state is facing financial crisis and law and order problems, the ministers are busy organising Pujas.”
Rally not for any front: Yechury
Kolkata: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechuri Friday reiterated that the recent rally attended by a group of non-BJP and non-Congress parties was not a step towards formation of a Third or Fourth Front for the next Lok Sabha elections. “Jaise cricket mein batsman ko pavilion bhejne ke leye Doosra hota hai, waise he it was a Doosra (It was just like that unique spin bowling which is used to send a batsman to the pavilion). It is not for vote politics and not a third or fourth front,” Yechury told reporters in response to a question on the sidelines of programme here. PTI