Nandigram, Singur not to affect Left chances at LS polls: Karat

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) Discounting apprehensions that Nandigram and Singur episodes would affect the Left Front's prospects at the next parliamentary elections, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat today said rather the parties opposing the Government on the issues would face the wrath of the people.

''People will react to those political parties who blocked the Tata's Singur plant'', he said, replying to queries from journalists at an informal interaction at the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) here.

Alleging that the Trinamool Congress was ''anti-development,'' he said the party was even opposing the Subernarekha irrigation project which would be of help to the farmers.

He said even the Congress and Union Minister P R Dasmunsi had advised the Tatas to pull out from Singur.

In Nandigram, he admitted that the state had made some mistakes, both political and administrative. ''That is why we did badly in the panchayat elections. We have lost some ground, but our cadres are confident that we would be able to recover it fast.'' As far as Lok Sabha polls were concerned, he said Singur and Nandigram would not be the determining issues. ''Polarisation of votes would be on lines of Left Front and non-Left Front parties,'' he said.


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