CPI-M terrorising people to remain in power: Mamata

Saturday, October 23, 2010

KOLKATA - Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday alleged that West Bengal’s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) was terrorising and killing people to remain in power.

“The CPI-M will have to give answer to the people of the state for their misrule in the state for last 34 years. They have tortured people and ushered onslaught to remain in power,” Banerjee said while addressing a party rally in Kolkata.

“They (CPI-M leaders) are ‘power hungry’ that is why they are killing common people and terrorizing them to remain in power,” said Banerjee.

The CPI-M-led Left Front government has been uninterruptedly ruling in the state for the last 34 years.

Banerjee Saturday took a dig at the central government for not lending an ear to her repeated pleas of withdrawal of joint forces from the Maoist-hit areas of the state.

“Trinamool Congress has repeatedly told the central government about the misuse of joint forces by the CPI-M in the state. But it has been futile. That is why we have come to people to inform them about the misuse of the joint forces. In democracy, it the common man who has the last word,” said Banerjee.

The Trinamool Congress is an ally of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the centre.

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