A manifesto seeking peaceful voting in West Bengal

April 9th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) A section of city intellectuals opposed to West Bengal’s Left Front (LF) government Thursday released their election manifesto demanding fair and peaceful voting in the coming Lok Sabha polls in the state.
Releasing the manifesto, the intellectuals appealed to all political parties and electorate to consider the points mentioned in the four-page proposal sheet.

“We want a change in West Bengal. The Left Front is ruling the state at a stretch for 32 years. Through our manifesto, we want to voice our demand for a democratic poll where there will be no blood letting,” noted painter Suvaprasanna said.

He claimed all intellectuals fought together against the communist government in the state during the Nandigram police firing March 14, 2007.

The manifesto also pointed out that people should exercise their franchise considering the present situation of the state, though it is a general election.

It also said all candidates, contesting in the April-May elections, would have to follow the Election Commission’s model code of conduct.

“We want to see a corruption free India. We all hope people will cast their votes using their intellect and rational thinking without any fear, while going to vote for their candidates,” the manifesto said.

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