Third Front rejected by people: CPI-MMay 25th, 2009 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Third Front cobbled up by the Left parties ahead of the Lok Sabha polls has been rejected by the people, the West Bengal unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) conceded Sunday, while identifying flaws in running the party and the government in the state.
In a statement after the party’s state committee meeting that analysed the ruling Left Front’s poll debacle, the CPI-M stressed on taking corrective steps and sought criticism and advice from the people.
“We can’t ignore the need to overcome our flaws in running the party, LF, government, rural and urban local bodies and conducting continued and intensive mass contact programmes,” the statement said.
“The Left parties had fought the elections in several states with some non-Congress and non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parties… But the front which was formed in some states shortly before the polls has not been accepted by the people as a stable and dependable alternative,” it said.
The party expressed its apprehension that the opposition could try to render the government ineffective by putting up obstacles in the way of implementing pro-people policies.
“We have to be prepared to face the multi-pronged attacks and efforts to create anarchy. Besides the opposition may blame the government for failing to implement policies and programmes,” it said.
Tags: anarchy, apprehension, bharatiya janata party, committee meeting, communist party of india, communist party of india marxist, congress, corrective steps, CPI, elections, kolkata, left parties, lok sabha polls, may 24, obstacles, opposition, poll debacle, s poll, state committee, west bengal