Alappuzha(Kerala), Jan 08: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee today accused the opposition Trinamool Congress, BJP and Maoists of joining hands to obstruct the development of the state. Addressing a public meeting organised in connection with the Central Committee meeting of the party at Kochi, he said CPI(M) led Left Front government was trying to resist the challenge posed by these forces. With Tata shifting its car project from Singur, the state had lost 6,000 direct job opportunities and the Opposition owed an explanation for the "harm" they had caused to the state, he said.
These forces were trying to create problem in West Bengal by raking up the issue of Singur and Nandigram, Buddhadeb added. Charging the UPA Government with following a pro-American foreign policy, Bhattacharjee claimed the United States was trying to make India its junior partner. "UPA government was co-operating with USA on political, economical and military spheres," he claimed.