New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Union Minister Shahnawaz Hussain today said the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was a criminal party and had no moral right to continue in power in West Bengal.
Addressing a rally organised by the " Save Agriculture Land-Life and Livelihood Committee" backed by the All India Trinamool Congress in support of the Nandigram peasants in West Bengal who were protesting against the forceful land acquisition by the CPI(M)-led Left Front Government in the State, Mr Hussain said, " the Red colour in the CPI(M) flag is the blood of the minority Muslims who were been inhumanly killed by the CPI(M) cadres in Nandigram.'' He called upon all the political parties to strengthen the hands of Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee in her fight against the ''terrorist rule of CPI(M) in Bengal.'' If an election, he said, is held right now in Bengal or in Kerala the people of this country will throw the CPI(M) into the sea.
He praised Ms Banerjee for her continued struggle for protecting the interest of farmers and peasents in the country.
The BJP leader assured Ms Banerjee that his party is with her in her struggle against the CPI(M) misrule in Bengal and for the liberation of farmers protecting the interest of poor peasants in Nandigram and Singur in the state.
Mr Hussian further disclosed that his party will raise the Nandigram, Kejuri and Singur issues in Lok Sabha during the discussion on internal security.
Speaking on the occasion, AITC supremo Mamata Banerjee said the CPI(M) has lost its moral and legal right of ruling the State and the Centre should sack the Left Front government in the wake of its continued violation of Human Rights and killing of the innocent people in the State who were opposing its policies.
She said for the CPI(M) ''democracy has no meaning as it believes the movements could be tackled with guns only.'' The rally, attended by AITC MPs Dinesh Trivedi and Tutu Bose, was also addressed by the noted historian and left intellectual Prof Sumit Chakraborty.