October 16, 2008

West Bengal opposition’s anti-industry stand decried

October 16th, 2008 - 12:29 am

Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS): Supporting the industrial drive of the ruling Left Front government in West Bengal, the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) - the peasants’ wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) - Wednesday slammed the opposition parties for agitating against the economic development of the state.”We strongly condemn the stand of some political parties that are opposing the industrial progress of the state. Industry is important in terms of bringing economic reforms in our society,” AIKS state secretary Samar Baora told IANS.

He said the front would carry out a nationwide campaign from November, protesting the anti-people policies of the central government.

“We’ll inform people about the importance of industrial development in our country. We’ll also tell them about the recent economic crisis also,” Baora said as a two-day national conference of AIKS concluded here Wednesday.

“Some opposition political forces are trying to hinder the economic growth of West Bengal. On behalf of the AIKS West Bengal state committee, we are conducting several interactive sessions at the district level to inform people about the significance of industries in our state.

Automobile major Tata Motors had relocated their small car plant in Singur to Gujarat following relentless protests by West Bengal Opposition Leader Mamata Banerjee. Tata Motors Oct 3 announced it was pulling out its Nano project from the troubled Singur region and blamed Banerjee for the “regretful” decision. “All AIKS state committees would observe a weeklong agitation in their respective regions, protesting issues like the agricultural crisis and anti-people policies of the union government,” said Baora, who is also the All India joint secretary of AIKS.

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