April 3, 2009

Alternative policies to tackle economic slowdown: Left

Kolkata: The Third Front should try formulating alternative economic policies to deal with the economic slowdown if it came to power at the centre, West Bengal's ruling Left Front chairman Biman Basu said here on Thursday.

"The economic condition of the country is affected due to the slowdown. We have to try to establish a third front at the centre, which should try to formulate alternative economic policies to overcome this slowdown," Mr. Basu told a press conference. "We have to find a solution to the economic crisis," he said underlining the Third Front's thrust area.

Facing a tough challenge in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance, Bose asked the left cadres to apologise to the people if they (cadres) commit any mistake. "If there are any mistakes, then apologise for these," he said. Mr. Basu alleged a conspiracy was on to divide the state and said that the Left Front will not allow it to be successful.

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