News Frontliner Web Desk, 24 April 2019: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury during his campaign for the two Lok sabha seats in Paschim Bardhaman district spoke at length about the ‘unholy nexus’ between Trinamool Congress and BJP.
Addressing massive crowds in Jamuria and Durgapur, Yechuru in his cool yet definitive voice insisted upon the need of increasing the number of Left MP’s in parliament so that the voice of the common people gets into the ear of the lawmakers.
He reminded that in 2004, when there were 61 Left Front representatives in Parliament, several popular welfare schemes aimed at uplifting the socioeconomic standard of the poor and downtrodden were introduced through ‘Common Minimum Programme’ under UPA-I regime.
While campaigning for Gouranga Chatterjee in Jamuria, the CPI(M) candidate in Asansol, Yechury urged people to stay vigil about all kinds of communal rift that the BJP and TMC has been creating.
Though the CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury arrived late at Durgapur, but the massive crowd remained spellbound by the oratory of CPI(M) Bardhaman-Durgapur candidate Abhas Roy Chowdhury.
Touching upon several key local issues, like ASP disinvestment, DSP modernisation, MAMC reopening, HFC closure, Sitaram Yechury stressed upon the need to send someone like Abhas Roy Chowdhury in the parliament who can voice the concern of the industrial area.
Yechury referring to firebrand poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, reminded people that the essence of Indian culture lies in the peaceful existence of all the religion.
Referring to Balakot air strike, he said, “The opposition has never questioned about its authenticity; it’s the contradictory claims by BJP MP’s about the number of casualties in the air strike that has created confusion.”
He also said that the first priority is to defeat BJP and subsequently peoples’ mandate will give shape to an alternative government at the centre.