Kolkata, Jan 03, 2009: Charging the Trinamool Congress with trying to create unrest in West Bengal, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today accused the Mamata Banerjee-led party of joining hands with Maoists." The Maoists, Jharkhand party and Trinamool Congress are making problems more complicated. The Nandigram incident would not have happened if Maoists were not there. TC had joined hands with them," he said speaking at a programme to mark 43rd anniversary of CPI(M) mouthpiece 'Ganashakti'.
Asserting that his government would isolate the Maoists, he advocated for peace, terming it as a "precondition for development"."Who gained from pullout of the Tata Motors' Nano project from Singur," he asked in an indirect dig at Opposition Trinamool Congress, which agitated against the project."However there is no question of going back on industrialisation. Development cannot be achieved by relying only on agriculture although we have to do more for it," Bhattacharjee said.The government was ready with a clearcut policy for acquisition of land and rehabilitation of affected people for industrialisation, he said.
CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said what was happening in the state was a "well planned onslaught" to weaken the CPI(M) and Left Front government. Karat said the party politburo has made it clear that it was not an isolated incident in West Bengal alone, but an attack against the Marxist party.
"What is now happening in West Bengal is a well-planned onslaught against the CPI-M. These activities - happenings in Lalgarh in the name of tribal agitation, growing Maoist attacks on the communists, the Gorkhaland movement in northern West Bengal - are targeted to weaken the Left Front in the state," Karat maintained.
"We've to constantly fight against all the opposition forces. Our party is not addressing this as a problem of West Bengal alone. It's a national issue. Our party has been built through a class struggle and we've to see to it so that this conspiracy against the communists is defeated," Karat said.