Kolkata, 27 th April- Campaign has reached to its peak in West Bengal before the first phase of election in the state on 30thApril. Voting will take place in 14 seats in this phase.
Huge mobilizations have taken place in Left Front rallies in last few days , with CPI(M) Polit Bureau members leading the charge. Apart from Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Biman Basu and Nirupam Sen , Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar , Brinda Karat and Md Amin have addressed public meetings in all corners of the state. Main focus of their appeal is to strengthen the Left in West Bengal to realize the goal of forming an alternative government at the centre.
Top leaders of the Left Front addressed a joint press conference on Monday and confidently asserted that the front would get a decisive victory in the coming elections in the state. Biman Basu, Ashoke Ghose, Debabrata Banerji and leaders of other constituents said that the rock solid unity of the Front will defeat the challenge of united opposition. Biman Basu refuted the allegations leveled by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi and said, in development indices West Bengal was marching forward much faster than the states ruled by Congress.
Meanwhile, CPI general Secretary AB Bardhan attended ‘Meet the Press’ in Kolkata Press club on Monday. Bardhan said, the chance of an alternative government by the third forces have become brighter. The people of this country had seen enough of Congress and BJP. They are now eager to have an alternative at the centre. In first two phases, the parties in the third force have done well.
On the oft-repeated question of projected PM, Bardhan said, many leaders have been projected as PM earlier who never reached the spot. For example, LK Advani has virtually remained the PM in permanent waiting. Third forces have many capable leaders and there would be no problem in selecting a PM after the polls.
On Indo-US nuclear treaty Bardhan said the alternative government would review and put it on hold .