Kolkata, March 4: Criticising Narendra Modi for putting the blame for West Bengal's "backward slide" in last 34 years on CPI-M, the Left Front's chairman Biman Bose on Wednesday said the Prime Minister was misinformed and should check the facts before speaking.
Bose also alleged that Modi's outburst against Left rule was actually a prelude to a "covert understanding" between the TMC and the BJP in Bengal.
"I think he is misinformed. He should check his facts and figures before making a statement. He should remember that he is the Prime Minister of the country," he told reporters.
Modi had said on Tuesday that during the 34 years of Left rule in West Bengal, industry and agriculture had suffered in the state.
"The PM should know the situation when we came to power. The development of the state after we formed the government could be seen through open eyes," Bose asserted.