WB's Left govt "Stalinist, draconian regime": Cong

Party spokesperson claims left will be wiped out in coming assembly elections


Sweta Ranjan | April 5, 2011

The Congress party which chose to opt for the left’s outside support to prop up its UPA I government during 2004-08 has called the left front government at West Bengal a “draconian Stalinist regime".

In a press brief on Monday, party spokesperson Manish Tewari said that the 34 year old left regime in West Bengal "could put Stalin to shame"
He said that the only issue in the coming assembly election in West Bengal is to oust the left front from power and claimed that the polls would witness a “complete wipe-out” of the left. He added that the issue before the people was "how to get rid of the Stalinist Raj" in the state.

Tewari said, “The most noteworthy aspect of these polls is that 20 years after the collapse of the communist ideology in the erstwhile Soviet Union and several East European countries, the left parties are now fighting for their existence in India”.

He observed that there are multiple issues in the various poll-bound states but the issue which is the most important for West Bengal is the removal of left front government.  “The people of Bengal not are looking for an alternative. They are tired of the left front regime and their only objective is to wipe out the left to breathe free,’ added Tewari.

On the left winning consecutive elections through ballots to come to power for 34 years in West Bengal, Tewari pointed, “History has borne testimony to the point that a large number of fascists, communists have come to power through ballot and then went on to systematically and mechanically subvert democracy; the Nazis’ track record and East European polls following the Second World War validate this point.”



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