Left to join govt. if it plays meaningful role: Buddhadeb

May 11th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, May 11 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday said the Left would join the government if it can play a meaningful role in policy making and implementation.

Addressing at the ‘meet the press’ programme here, he said, “We are trying to form a Third Front Government at the Centre with like-minded secular and democratic parties and the Left will play a meaningful role in it.”

Keeping his options open, he said, “Let the elections be over and results be announced. Right now, we are trying to defeat the Congress and the BJP.”

Escaping a question on the issue of supporting a Congress-led government, he said, “It is too early to comment who is going to support whom. At the moment, we are trying to form a government without Congress and BJP”.

He further said that the CPI-M politburo would meet on May18 to hold discussion in this regard.

The Chief Minister also said that the Left parties don’t consider Congress as “untouchable”.

“We don’t believe in untouchability,” he added. (ANI)

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