‘Mamata meeting Modi to save her party from CBI’
Former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at a Left Front rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on Sunday. (Express Photo by: Partha Paul)
A day ahead of its 24th state conference in West Bengal, CPM leaders Sunday slammed both West Bengal and the Central governments at a rally at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade grounds.
Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, while attacking the TMC government in the state, said: “It is an uncivilised, dishonest government.” Referring to the Narendra Modi government, he said: “While they wanted the ‘Bam’ (Left) to leave it to the Rams, they actually meant Nathuram and not Ram. We need to strengthen ourselves against such communal forces.”
CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury said the Left had committed some mistakes and people gave them a fitting reply. “We have learnt from our mistakes and are ready to make amends. The return of the Left government is a must not only to end the reign of terror but because, unlike TMC, which loots people, Left works for their welfare,” he said.
Taking on Modi, he said: “After the Lok Sabha elections, Modi had said the entire Opposition can be accommodated in a bus. But after Delhi polls, BJP MLAs can be accommodated in an auto-rickshaw.”
“The Centre had said achhe din were coming but now people here are singing Kishore Kumar’s song, Koi lauta de mujhe beetein huye din. After the Union Budget, petrol prices were raised by Rs 3. Ghar wapsi toh chal raha hai, dhan wapsi nahi hua. They are spreading communal violence in the name of love jihad,” he told the crowd.
CPM general secretary Prakash Karat said the party will fight against “anti-people” policies. “The Modi government is only for capitalists and corporates. Ordinances have been passed favouring corporate houses,” Karat said.
Taking a dig at CM Mamata Banerjee’s upcoming meeting with Modi, CPM leader Mohammed Salim said: “It is ghar wapsi for Mamata, who was once with the BJP.”
“A competition is on in Trinamool — among Mukul Roy and Mamata Banerjee… Roy has saved himself from CBI by singing in favour of Modi and BJP. Now, Mamatadi is following in his footsteps to save her party from CBI,” he added.
Source:: Indian Express