Well planned onslaught against CPI-M: Karat

January 3rd, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Opposition parties in West Bengal have launched a “well-planned onslaught” against the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) that leads the state’s ruling Left Front, party general secretary Prakash Karat said here Saturday.”What is now happening in West Bengal is a well-planned onslaught against the CPI-M. These activities - happenings in Lalgarh in the name of tribal agitation, growing Maoist attacks on the communists, the Gorkhaland movement in northern West Bengal - are targeted to weaken the Left Front in the state,” Karat maintained.

“We’ve to constantly fight against all the opposition forces. Our party is not addressing this as a problem of West Bengal alone. It’s a national issue. Our party has been built through a class struggle and we’ve to see to it so that this conspiracy against the communists is defeated,” Karat said.

Karat was here to celebrate the 43rd foundation day of the party’s Bengali daily Ganashakti. He also attended a meeting of the party’s state secretariat.

Striking a similar chord, Chief Minister and CPI-M politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said: “We’ve to move forward facing all the hurdles set by our opposition. There’s no scope to look back.

“There would have been no agitation by the tribals against the state administration in West Midnapore’s Lalgarh if the Trinamool Congress and Jharkhandis were not there,” said Bhattcharjee.

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