TC flays Left Front govt for ''financial indiscipline''

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Kolkata, Feb 22 (PTI) The opposition Trinamool Congresstoday sought Governor M K Narayanan''s intervention in the"financial indiscipline" of the Left Front government andalleged that it was still taking financial decisions whichmight have "serious bearing" on the next government.

"How can the CPI(M)-led Left Front government, which isdeeply involved in financial irregularities and is financiallybankrupt, still take decisions on fresh appointments,"Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee said.

Alleging that the CPI(M) had been misusing and divertingcentral funds, the Leader of the Opposition in the stateAssembly said, "As the election is approaching, the Frontgovernment is trying to find fault with the Congress at theCentre on corruption ground while is itself engaged infinancial irregularities."

The charges made by the Trinamool Congress, a UPAconstituent, against the Left in the poll-bound state and itsdefence of Congress at a time when it is under fire from theopposition for several scams, assume significance.

"Even today, the state cabinet has decided on 3,100fresh appointments when its debt burden had shot upastronomically from Rs 14,006 crore in 1977 to Rs two lakhcrore as of now," he claimed.

Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee alleged thatthe CPI(M) had been extorting money from newly-appointedschool teachers "by asking for 25 per cent of the salary".


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