Bengal needs immediate alternative to LF : Deepankar

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Kolkata, Dec 7 (UNI) CPI(ML-Liberation) general secretary Deepankar Bhattacharjee today stressed on an immediate alternative to the Left Front in West Bengal.

Talking to newsmen here, Mr Bhattacharjee said, " We have already started the prima facie task of garnering support of the intellectuals, who converged in a mass rally on November 14 in protest against the Nandigram firing, to find an alternative to the Left Front. We are also trying to forge wider ties with various Left forces and the democratic intelligentsia to intensify the battle against the CPI(M) leadership's growing opportunism and barkruptcy.

" He said the nine-day eighth party congress would be held here from December ten to 18 where more than 1200 delegates from the 19 states and two Union Territories would attend.

" We are also expecting that the guests from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Australia and the UK would be present here, " he said.

" We will organise a mass convention against imperialism and in defence of human rights on December ten, " he said.

The CPI(ML-L) will discuss ways to strengthen the ongoing people's movement against the pro-corporate and pro-imperialist policies of the Congress-led United Progessive Alliance government at the Centre and the aggressive "communal" politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), he said.

He said a five-member delegation team had visited Assam recently to take stock of the situation after the November 24 incident in Guwahati.

The party fully endorsed the tea community's demand for according scheduled tribe status in Assam, Mr Bhattacharjee said.


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