''Foreign forces, opposition parties have ganged up against LF''

Admitting that his government had made "some mistakes", Bhattacherjee said, "We are rectifying them. We will win theelections."

Referring to the issue of industrialisation and landacquisition, he said his government wanted to set up industryin Singur and Nandigram.

"My government wants industry, but is keen to avoidtrouble," he said without naming Trinamool Congress whichspearheaded the Singur and Nandigram agitations.

Bhattacharjee also took a swipe at the Congress-led UPAgovernment at the Centre, saying it was mired in corruptionand scams.

"Sky-high corruption has become the hallmark of the UPAgovernment. We are fighting against such practises and willcontinue to do so. Congress is a party of the wealthy and ishardly bothered by the rising prices," Bhattacharjee said.

He said that the Congress, which is not taking stepsagainst corruption and price rise is out to see that LeftFront government is ousted from power.

CPI-M state Secretary Biman Bose took a dig at the mediafor trying to link the dictatorial rule of ousted EgyptianPresident Hosni Mubarak with the Left Front rule suggesting itwould also meet the same fate.

"We extend our red salute to the people of Egypt forending the dictatorial rule of Hosni Mubarak. But it isunfortunate that the West Bengal Left Front rule is also beingconnected with that in a section of the press. In West Bengalthere is democracy and no dictatorial regime. So comparisondoes not arise," he observed.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee described therally as the Left Front''s ''farewell meeting'' and said the''corrupt'' government was on its way out.

The rally was the left Front''s last-ditch attempt tosupply oxygen to a dying entity, Banerjee said and predicted,"This will prove to be a grand failure." PTI PKC AKB AMR MD

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