CPI(M) has talked to Congress on tie-up, confirms senior leader

Howrah (WB): CPI(M) Politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Sunday said the party has talked to the Congress about a possible electoral tie-up in poll bound West Bengal to fight the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.

“Terror, non-development and unemployment are prevailing during the rule of the Trinamool Congress. As the leader of the opposition in the Assembly, I have talked to the Congress to stop these,” Mishra told a public rally at Dhulagarh in Howrah district. “Now, the Congress has to decide what it will do. They have to talk to their high command. It may take time. (But) the sooner they take the decision, the better,” he said.

The former minister said CPI(M) has two slogans: “Trinamool hatao Bengal bachao” and “BJP hatao desh bachao”.

On Trinamool president and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s assurance to industrialists that the party will not harass them, Mishra said it was she herself who had driven away industry from Singur and from Nandigram.
“Now will industry come when your are driven away,” Mishra said.

During her speech at the Bengal Global Business Summit yesterday, Banerjee had said, “We do not want to harass the industrialists. It is not good to harass them. Let them be in peace.” Mishra claimed that no development has taken place during the TMC rule.