CPM adopting capitalist standpoint: Mamata

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Bangaon, Jan 6 (UNI) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today accused the CPI(M)-led government in West Bengal of forgoing the need for development of the poor and lower classes, while taking to the policy of ''pleasing the capitalists''.

Addressing a mammoth gathering at the open session of the state conference of the party's Schedule Cast/Schedule Tribe and OBC cell at Thakunagar near here in North 24 Parganas, Ms Banerjee called upon the rural folks to rise against CPI(M)'s misgovernance that failed to fulfil their committment towards the people.

Giving a clarion call to all political parties, having secular standpoint, to join the newly-formed West Bengal Secular Progressive Democratic alliance to dethrone the 30-year-old Left Front Government from power.

Ms Banerjee in her 45-minute address strongly criticised the Marxist party for ''changing its basic policy to please the Salim and Tata groups'' to set up big industries at the cost of agriculture by acquiring the most fertile lands.

She reminded the state government that the people of not only Singur or Nandigram, but in general would not allow the establishment of such industries in West Bengal at the cost of agriculture.

''Bulldozers can't have the last word, but the people of Singur will,'' she said and added,''Tata cannot establish its factory on Tapasi Malik's Samadhi.'' Earlier, during the state conference of the Trinamool Congress, the cell adopted resolutions to launch movement for the cause of down trodden and Schedule Cast and Schedule Tribe to get their rights provided by the constitution of the country and demand proper implementation of central projects for the poor and minority communities.

While North 24 Parganas district president of the party Nirmal Ghosh presided over the session, local MLA Sougata Roy, former MLA and eminent advocate Kalyan Banerjee also addressed the gathering.

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