Bengal government a failure on all fronts: CPI-M

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 14:00 hrs

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Citing farmer's suicides and starvation deaths, the CPI-M Saturday called the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government a "failure on all fronts".

"There is alarming deterioration of economic and living conditions which is forcing people to commit suicides. The strong-arm tactics of the Trinamool Congress has resulted in the companies fleeing, thereby robbing (people of their) livelihoods," Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Prakash Karat said here.

Karat said due to non-payment of salaries, five state transport employees committed suicide while nine closed tea garden workers died due to starvation and malnutrition. He also alleged that debt-stressed farmers were taking their own lives.

"Crime is constantly on the rise. There is political violence as also intra-party feud within the Trinamool. The West Bengal government is a failure on all fronts. The people of Bengal have realised what kind of party they have voted into office," he said.

Karat also took a dig at Banerjee saying she had the penchant of blaming the CPI-M and the Left Front for everything and anything.

"The chief minister has a stock reply for all problems - blaming the CPI-M and the Left Front," he said.

The party also accused the Trinamool and Banerjee of encouraging political violence in view of the forthcoming panchayat elections. It demanded an end to political violence and restoration of peace.

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