Buddhadeb slams centre, West Bengal government

August 26th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday blamed the policies of the central government for poverty, unemployment and hunger in the country.

“The government at the centre has only one policy - to make the rich richer and ignore the poor. The country has been divided in two parts: one for the rich and the other for the poor,” Bhattacharjee said while addressing a Democratic Youth Federation of India rally in Bankura.

“We have the most poor, hungry and unemployed people. China, in spite of being populous and bigger than us, is better off because of its policies. Things will change only when we all will fight against the policies of the government,” he said.

He said that agricultural productivity of the country has gradually come down because of the faulty policies of the government as farmers were finding it difficult to cope with the rising cost of farming.

Bhattacharjee also attacked the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal for the deteriorating law and order in the state.

“Not a single day goes when you don’t hear about rapes, murders, dacoity and robbery. Under this government anti-social elements feel free to do anything as they know no action will be taken against them,” he said.

Without naming Banerjee, Bhattacharjee said: “What does she want to convey by attacking the judiciary and the media. Instead, she should concentrate on the affairs of the state, which has been steadily going down since she came to power.”

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