Kolkata (PTI): The ruling Left Front in West Bengal on Thursday alleged that a "conspiracy" was afoot by various forces including the US to defeat the coalition in the Lok Sabha elections. Left Front chairman Biman Basu referred to the book by former US ambassador to the country, Patrick Moinyhan, on how his country had played a role in toppling the E M S Namboodripad government in Kerala in 1957 and the United Front government in West Bengal in 1970.
"I warn leftist supporters and partymen that these forces are again working for the defeat of left candidates," Mr. Basu told a press conference here. "Imperialism, Congress, BJP and Trinamool Congress have jointly made the Left Front government the target of their attack," Mr. Basu said, while releasing a booklet containing a joint appeal by Left Front constituents to the voters in the state.
It said Left Front's return to power for 7th consecutive time with a massive mandate and its strident opposition to the "anti-people" polices of the Congress-led UPA government had made "reactionary" forces within and outside the country "desperate". He charged that with their support, the Trinamool Congress which had allied with the Congress for the Lok Sabha poll was working against the Left Front government.