Left Front eyes Third Front govt

Left Front chairman Biman Bose today pinned his hopes on the Third Front,saying the “era of politics in India is an era of coalition politics and no one can deny that”.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:March 29, 2009 2:40 am

Left Front chairman Biman Bose today pinned his hopes on the Third Front,saying the “era of politics in India is an era of coalition politics and no one can deny that”.

Addressing a DYFI rally,Bose said,“The Third Front is here to form a secular government.”

He said in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls,the Left Front had stressed on destroying communal forces in the country,but this time

they will be focussing on the Third Front. He said people who were with the UPA and the BJP for a long time are now leaving them for the Third Front.

“The BJD had been with the BJP for 11 years now and look at the atrocities that happened in Phulbani and Kandhamal. Even after the shameful comments of Varun Gandhi,there is no sign of the BJP withdrawing his nomination,” said the veteran Marxist leader,adding the BJD would join the Left forces. “The Third Front is no longer a theoretical idea but a practical one now,” Bose said.

As far as West Bengal is concerned,the Left Front chairman said all the evil forces have joined hands together. “These are the people who join hands with the Maoists in the darkness of the night,” Bose said.

“Where were these people during the Indo-China and Indo-Pak wars,when people from the minority community were arrested on suspicion and dumped into jails forever. Today,they have suddenly woken up and are pretending to be friends and well-wishers of the minority community,” the Left Front chairman added.

He alleged when Mamata Banerjee was the railway minister,the West Bengal government had given her 30,000 acres of land for laying new tracks. “All that was fertile land. She did not seem to have a problem then. It is only today that she has a problem with industries coming up in fertile lands,” he said.

The rally ended at the Netaji Indoor stadium where around 1,500 people from the Students Federation across the state had gathered. “I urge the youth to work at every booth so that we can have all the 42 seats for the Left Front,” he said.

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