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WB CPM chief blames foreign forces for terrorism

Written by: Staff

Agartala, Apr 8: CPI(M) polit bureau member and the party's West Bengal unit secretary Biman Bose has blamed reactionary forces within and outside the country for rise in terrorist activities in some parts of north and south Bengal.

In an interview with local party mouthpiece Daily Desher Katha during his recent visit to Tripura, Mr Bose alleged that even some of the anti-left political parties had been encouraging these terrorists groups for narrow political gains.

''There may be a conspiracy by forces within and outside the country to destabilise West Bengal and it may be a part of even bigger conspiracy to destabilise the entire country,'' he told the newspaper.

Mr Bose said, ''Some of these forces, who were linked with the Trinamool Congress, the Congress, the BJP and the Jharkhand Party, had been working for the Maoists in the night and trying to create anarchy in West Bengal.'' ''Even in north Bengal,'' he said, ''the propagators of greater Cooch Behar movement, who were backed by the KLO and supported by the Trinamool Congress and the BJP, had been trying to unleash terrorism and create division among the people.

'' It has now become our responsibility to isolate these forces from the people,'' he pointed out.

The polit bureau member said it had now become evident that these terrorists had been getting direct and indirect support from outside. ''It is also evident from the fact that these terrorists had been repeatedly threatening the people to quit CPI(M) and join any other political party. This is like advertisement campaign of biscuit companies. Out of competition, these companies urge people to consume biscuits of respective companies. But such competition cannot hold ground in politics,'' he obsrved.

Exuding confidence that the ruling Left Front would return to power after the five-phase election in West Bengal, Mr Bose said though there was no allaince among the opposition parties at the official level there had been continuous efforts among these parties to forge an alliance at the grassroot level.


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