Political void exists but Left too weak to fill it: Buddha

Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday said the growth of regional forces in the country caused by people’s alienation from the Congress and the young generation’s disenchantment with the BJP have created a void which the Left parties failed to fill up.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published:April 2, 2012 12:18 am

Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday said the growth of regional forces in the country caused by people’s alienation from the Congress and the young generation’s disenchantment with the BJP have created a void which the Left parties failed to fill up. He said it is high time the Left parties formed an alternative taking advantage of this void on the basis of programmes tuned to people’s needs.

“The regional parties,which are thriving,are following neo-liberal policies. There is a growth of regional forces in the country now as Congress is alienated from the people,particularly the young generation is showing disinclination towards BJP’s communal politics,” he told a Bengali news channel. But the big problem is that the Left parties are not able to take the political space,Bhattacharjee regretted. He said the Left parties should reach out to the people who are inching toward the regional parties through movement against unemployment and price rise.

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