Left Front cries 'war' to end TMC's 'honeymoon period'

The CPM today declared an all-out war against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of Left Front's massive rally at Esplanade on Wednesday, which will be addressed by the fron't's top brass, including its chairman Biman Bose, former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, and Forward Bloc state sercretary Ashok Ghosh, among others.

"This government (TMC) has enjoyed a honeymoon period for the last 37 months but it is over now. We will now confront the TMC head-on, at every nook and corner of the state. We will take them on wherever they have evicted us from; we will snatch the motorbikes that their lumpens will be riding. Those who thought the CPM was dead were grossly mistaken. Our fight will now be more direct, more active and more specific. Enough is enough. It will be a war until they correct themselves,'' said Gautam Dev, secretary of North 24 Parganas district committee, also the one organising the rally, in which, among several things, demand for CBI probe into the Saradha scam and the Madhyamgram gangrape case, and putting an end to the alleged atrocities against CPM cadres will be raised.

Following the series of debacles in the panchayat and municipal elections and other Assembly and Lok Sabha by-elections in the last two years, the CPM's hopes now pivots around this rally, by way of which it will attempt to make a bold political statement that it was anything but a spent force and that it was only re-grouping itself to make a comeback.

After rally, CPM will hold another rally February 9 at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, close on heels of BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's rally February 5 at the same venue. Dev claimed that about three lakh people will attend the rally tomorrow from where a deputation will be sent to Nabanna to meet the CM.

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