Bengal: Polls ahead, CPI(M) begins Singh song

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Kolkata, Mar 4: Twists in politics is not a new trend and it's not at all surprising to notice some dramatic twists just ahead of some crucial election. Although, many may raise brows listening that CPI(M) leader suddenly started praising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The ruling party in West Bengal has suddenly began praising the prime minster ahead of the crucial poll which may change the entire political scenario of the state.

While the Prime Minister is facing massive criticism over several scams during the UPA government's tenure, CPI(M) spokesperson Mohammad Salim stated, "The PM is an honest and educated person. However, it"s unfortunate that he has to defend so many scams and scandals."

Singh, who is entangled with Opposition parties accusations over CVC PJ Thomas' appointment, can heave a sigh of relief after receiving some softened voice from an Opposition leader.

Showing soothing attitude to Singh, Salim claimed, "We really feel sorry for him. He is a clean man who is being forced to defend corrupt colleagues and others and own responsibility for their actions. It's unfortunate that he has been made a prox."

However, the CPI(M) leader, without failing, criticised its main opposition party in the state - Trinamool Congress. Salim claimed, "The Trinamul Congress, being part of the UPA government, cannot shirk its responsibility. It must take responsibility for the economic ills and corruption of the central government."

CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose also praised the prime minister as he stated, "The Prime Minister is a gentleman… a good person. He is being made to do all sorts of things though he doesn"t want to do them. Actually, he is not a politician. He was made a politician."

CPI(M)'s sudden change of attitude towards the prime minister has taken place after the election commissioner recently announced the upcoming assembly poll dates for four states and one union territory - West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Pondicherry.

While West Bengal will face six phase poll starting from Apr 18, the election in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry will be held on Apr 13. However, Assam will have two phase polls on Apr 4 and Apr 11. The counting for all states will be held on May 13.

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