Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Campaigning for the Last Phase in West Bengal Concludes

West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Basu cautions the voters to be alert in order to exercise their voting rights on the last phase of Elections in West Bengal.
Kolkata 11th May- Amidst all the slanderous campaigns and provocative attempts of the West Bengal‘s opposition, Kolkata today saw unprecedented waves of people draped red in different parts of the city and in the mofussils. Thousands of onlookers stood patiently with most of them waving to Mahamichils or padayatra that crisscrossed the city roads amidst the burning asphalts under the hot summer sun. From the early hours of the morning parts of Kolkata South constituency witnessed Rabin Deb, the Left candidate of Kolkata South constituency with Brinda Karat CPI (M) politbureau member being the star attraction in the rally . The rally started from Hazra, Mamata Banerjee’s stronghold in South Kolkata constituency and traversed through Khidderpore and Mominpore where the onlookers were seen clicking photographs with their mobile camera’s.
In Kolkata North Constituency a huge rally was organized with MD Salim, candidate for the Kolkata north constituency leading thousands of Left workers which was also joined by eminent artistes and citizens In Dumdum Constituency Amitava Nandy traversed his constituency and spoke in many small road meetings which were overflowed by people. Sougata Roy, the TMC candidate from the Kolkata North constituency was seen traversing Dumdum with a group of about 100 supporters visiting the inner parts of the para’s or the localities. While Tapan Sikdar former union minister took out a road show and emphasized his belief that he too is in a good position to win this again which he once represented in the parliament. In Barasat Sudin Chattapadhya the Left Front candidate was seen addressing path sabha (ie small road side meetings) in Madhyamgram area in the outskirts of the city.
However the highlight of the last day’s campaign in Kolkata was definitely the huge procession that took place in Jadavpore constituency where the Left Front Chairman Biman Basu himself walked in a padayatra along with Sujan Chakraborty the Left Front candidate from Jadavpore. Khokan Ghoshdastidar, district secretariat member of the CPI(M) south 24 district committee , too walked the entire path though his wife and CPI(M) leader Chandana Ghoshdastidaar is admitted in the hospital injured in the viscious attack unleashed against her by Trinamool hooligans in Falta . Tens of Thousands of Red Flags waved making it a spectacular sight in Jadavpore. Their along the more than a kilometer long Padayatra greeted the residents of the area in the morning. In Jadavpore, the mood of the party workers was that of hate and contempt towards the Trinamool goons who had injured their leader Chandana. Women too, walked along the entire stretch in large numbers as thousands of people were seen giving slogans in large numbers.
Noted Film director Raja Sen, former Cricketer and former BCCI selector Sambaran Bannerjee walked the entire stretch in the eastern fringes of the city in Jadavpore. When asked about his possible prediction about the elections he told that “No match in Jadavpore, Sujan is a winner- it is the question about how Mamata Banerjee can retain his seat. The people of West Bengal is being fed daily by a dosage of lies, half lies and full lies accompanied by a section of the media and the vested interest s . There ultimately will be a boomerang as people of the state will not under any cost let the state to fall in the hand of anarchists. When confronted as to ‘Why are u talking like a Leftist He told that the anarchists are leading the state to a pandemonium and any sane man will support the Left in west Bengal - he quipped . This feeling perhaps was portrayed by the people of Kolkata who draped the city red today prior to last phase of the polls in the city . All together in the last phase of elections in West Bengal in the remaining 11 Loksabha constituency area the Left is sure to retain its stronghold if participation in political rallies and overwhelming response can be thought to be determining factor in gauging the people’s mood in the last phase of the elections . The only question of doubt that remains is of the terror tactics of the opposition that has made the left leaders, a bit tense just before the elections.

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