Siliguri, 7 February
Lashing out at two RSP leaders who have joined the Trinamul Congress, former state urban development minister and a senior CPI-M leader, Mr Asok Bhattacharya today said the party leadership should begin serious self-introspection and expose and throw out the “spineless and unscrupulous" public representatives of the Left Front who cannot ignore bait.
“It is high time we become aware of the vulnerability of the so-called public leaders of the front to the lure of power and pelf. The sooner such people, trashing scruples for a handful of silvers are exposed and thrown out the better. Self-cleansing exercise is a must now when the leaders are selling themselves out without the least concern for integrity," he said. Mr Bhattacharya also criticised the ruling Trinamul, branding it as a politically and ideologically bankrupt party that needs to snatch leaders from the Left Front by luring them with office and nomination to remain in the electoral reckoning.