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Buddhadeb lambasts Opposition

Written by: Staff

Midnapore, Apr 15 (UNI) Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharyya today castigated the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the BJP for making hindrances in the ongoing development of the state.

Addressing an election rally in support of the Left Front candidates for the April 17 first phase Assembly poll in 45 constituencies, he said the Congress in their long tenure in Bengal could not establish even a Panchayat system but the Left Front in last 29 years regime established Panchayat Raj.

'' Now the developmental work in rural areas are not controlled in Writers Building. We are working for the poor through Panchayat and people will decide which work should get priority and will also control the expenditure, '' the Chief Minister said.

He said West Bengal fared better than other states in the field of agriculture, fish production and vegetable production.

Criticising the Trinamool Congress and BJP, the Chief Minister said their work was "destruction" insted of development, besides BJP belives in "Hindutva", which created communal feelings.

Referring to L K Advani's yatra, Mr Bhattacharjee said it will severe relations between Hindus and Muslims.

Taking a dig at the Congress, he said, '' I told some Congress leaders to sleep because they are tired. Now you give us a chance to work among the people. '' Mr Bhattacharjee said during the Congress' regime, zamindar families were ruling the village and possessed large acre of land but the Left Front government distributed land through land reforms.

Commenting on international policy, the Chief Minister said the Left Front wanted to follow China, whose population crossed 130 crores but could challenge USA in producing all essential commodities.

Meanwhile, he warned the UPA government for its alliance with USA, saying ''the USA wanted to form stratigic zone formation, taking India as their younger borther, which is dangerous to our country because USA never wanted India to be self sufficient''.

Mr Bhattacharjee said the UPA's alliance with the United States would destroy the economy and the poor will be deprived of Panchayati Raj system. ''We will not tolerate this and we will oppose it strongly,'' he added.

Referring to the recent trends of development in West Bengal, the Chief minister said investments had crossed 5000 crores in West Bengal.


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