The CPI has said it did not agree with the Bengal government’s methods of violent entry into the villages in Nandigram.
Senior party leaders termed the bloodshed in the region as “most unfortunate” and said the Left’s image has suffered.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, CPI Lok Sabha MP Gurudas Das Gupta said: “We do not agree to the methods adopted to enter Nandigram.”
Das Gupta, however, downplayed the fact that the incidents in Nandigram had triggered a rift within the Left Front.
“There might be differences of opinion but cracks in the Left are a different matter,” Das Gupta said.
Other Left parties, the RSP and the Forward Bloc, also criticised the CPM for its role in the clashes.
The CPI leader criticised the Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee’ (BUPC) for their siege of Nandigram though the “basis of confrontation” had been resolved.
The state government had announced in the middle of the year that land in Nandigram would not be acquired for the proposed chemical hub or any special economic zone (SEZ).
“Where was the need of the BUPC to deploy armed groups in the area?” he asked.