August 29, 2010

West Bengal's Left Front to petition PM on price rise

KOLKATA: West Bengal's ruling Left Front Tuesday accused the opposition of inducting false names in the voters' list and said it will submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding the price rise of essentials and other vexed issues.

'False names are being inducted into the voters' list. People are being brought to the (election commission) offices in trucks and lorries. This is a peculiar trend we are noticing this time. But I will give details regarding this issue very soon,' Left Front chairman Biman Bose told reporters.

The Election Commission is currently inducting names in the voter rolls ahead of next year's state assembly elections.

Left Front leader and state minister Kshiti Goswami said a memorandum will be submitted to the prime minister covering a gamut of issues including price rise of essentials and the drought situation.

Bose also blamed Trinamool Congress, without naming them, of having undercover deals with the perpetrators of the Gyaneshwari Express tragedy.

'Some people are having undercover links with those who are the prime suspects in the tragedy,' Bose said.

The Mumbai-bound Gyaneshwari Express derailed after suspected sabotage by Maoists and was then hit by a freight train near Jhargram in West Midnapore district May 28, resulting in 148 deaths.

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