November 6, 2008

West Bengal CPI(M) gets ready for Lok Sabha poll

Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS): Communist Party of India (Marxist) West Bengal unit secretary Biman Basu Thursday urged party workers to gear up for the parliamentary elections next year and also maintain the ruling Left Front’s unity in the state. In a press statement after a two-day meeting of its state committtee here, the CPI(M) asked its cadre to gear up for the elections and directed them to beware of political traps set by the opposition before the Lok Sabha poll.

‘The party workers should build a strong network at the district level and they must reach out to a large section of people. The opposition parties are constantly trying to launch armed attack on CPI-M supporters, which we have to combat in a very tactful manner,’ the statement said. The statement quoted Basu as saying: ‘The unity in the Left Front should be maintained in the state.’The statement criticised the ‘anti-people and anti-industrialisation’ stand of the state’s opposition parties.

‘Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has asked party workers to intensify protests against all evil forces in the state that want to split West Bengal into small parts. He asked party men to oppose the anti-industrialisation protest of the opposition,’ the statement said.

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