Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said on Thursday that the Left Front will not drift from the policy of bringing industry in Singur, where the government faced major resistance from locals while setting up the Nano car plant.
"Let the eighth Left Front government take charge and we promise we will bring industry in Singur. The Opposition managed to spoil our industrial drive but they won't be successful the next time," said Bhattacharjee at in Chinsurah in Hooghly, while campaigning for state agriculture minister and senior Forward Bloc leader Naren De.
Hooghly goes to polls in the fourth phase, on May 3, along with Howrah, Burdwan and East Midnapore. Bhattacharjee addressed two public gatherings, at Dankuni and Chinsurah, in Hooghly district on Thursday.
The chief minister also highlighted the Left Front government's pro-people policies, promised reviving the public distribution system, and attacked the UPA government in the Centre for price hike and corruption.
"Around 10 lakh students passed the Madhyamik this year. If we don't want them to go out of our state in search of jobs, then we must bring more and more industries here and that would be the priority of our government," said Bhattacharjee.