A tacit understanding between Trinamul Congress and BJP has made the state Congres strengthen its political relationship with CPI-M in West Bengal. The Congress activists and supporters have to appreciate the new political understanding in the interest of West Bengal which they once felt could be worked out, leader of the Opposition, Abdul Mannan said today.
Apart from misgovernance, the biggest crime committed by Trinamul is that it had supported political violence in the state, the leader of the Opposition said. Had Trinamul not extended its cooperation, the BJP would not have been found foothold in this state which has always championed secularism, Mannan felt. Trinamul has reaped the dividend of political brotherhood with BJP, while several Congress leaders have been arrested on trumped up charges.”
“Very few leaders and ministers of the ruling party in the state is moving around freely despite serious charges against them, Opposition leader Mannan said. The money of chit fund companies amassed by defrauding depositors have not been recovered though the Congress and Left leaders have vocally demanded for it, he said. The Trinamul MPs have maintain silence in the Parliament when BJP members shout out the achievments of their government, Mannan said. It is time to look through these claims of the MPs of the saffron outfit and prove them false, he said.
Unlikely alliances have been cobbled out in the past and Congress-Lef t understading is no exception, Mannan said. Only a combined force of the Congress and the Left can expose Trinamul government which is “slow poisoning” the state, he felt. The state is passing through a period which is unpredcedented in its history, the leader of the Opposition said. The state funds is continuously being drained for inconsequential expenditure which has nothing to do with development or job generation, he added. The law and order situation has reached new low with police personnel taking cover beneath tables when the police station is attacked by criminals, Mannan said. In an encounter between police and criminals, the former is at the receiving end, he added.